Echo & The Bunnymen’s Tour With The Violent Femmes Is Proof That Nostalgia Tours Don’t Have To Suck

We’re all familiar with the idea of a nostalgia tour by now. The sort of thing where they round up a few also-rans and outsized names that signify a certain time period and then have them travel across the United States in search of amphitheaters and state fairs. Well, this new co-headlining tour between The Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen is like if someone looked at that set-up and said “But what if we make it really ridiculously awesome and book some actual legends?”

The legendary alt-’80s acts are hitting the road together this summer, with the Femmes supporting their first album in 15 years We Can Do Anything. The group are also working on another new album that’s due out later this year. Echo and the Bunnymen have announced no such plans but they don’t have to because you’re still going to want to hear “The Killing Moon.”

Check out the full line-up of tour dates below.

07/11 — Philadelphia. PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
07/12 — Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island
07/14 — Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
07/15 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/17 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/18 — Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Ampitheatre
07/19 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoor Stage
07/21 — Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavillion
07/23 — Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
07/25 — Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
07/26 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
07/29 — Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Ampitheatre
07/30 — Saratoga/San Jose, CA @ The Mountain Winery
08/01 — Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre
08/02 — Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Ampitheatre
08/03 — Vancouver, BC @ PNE Ampitheatre