Violent Femmes and Ben Folds have announced a late-summer co-headlining tour, set to begin at the end of July and run through the first half of August.
The 14-date swing will kick off at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena on July 28th before making its way to Washington, D.C. (7/30); New York, NY (8/1); Asbury Park, NJ (8/2); Boston, MA (8/3); East Providence, RI (8/4); Pittsburgh, PA (8/6); Charlotte, NC (8/8); Nashville, TN (8/9); Indianapolis, IN (8/10); Detroit, MI (8/11); Minneapolis, MN (8/14); Des Moines, IA (8/15); and Kansas City, CO (8/16).
This new tour will follow Violent Femmes’ previously announced May co-headlining tour with first-wave American punk heroes X. The busy 2019 touring schedule comes as Violent Femmes continues to promote last year’s release of 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America, a collection of unprecedented live recordings.
For Ben Folds, this tour will take place in the wake of the release of his memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs – A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, due out in July.
Artist pre-sale for the upcoming dates begins on Tuesday, March 5th at 110 a.m. local time. All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, March 8th at 10 a.m. local time. V.I.P. packages featuring a Meet & Greet and Q&A with Folds and a signed copy of A Dream About Lightning Bugs will be available for each show.
Ben Folds & Violent Femmes 2019 Co-Headlining Tour
BEN FOLDS & VIOLENT FEMMES DATES
28 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
1 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
3 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
4 – East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
8 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
9 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
11 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
14 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Company
15 – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park Amphitheater
16 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
*Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. CST in Kansas City