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Violent Femmes’ ninth studio album and first full-length collection in more than 15 years, We Can Do Anything may well be part of a long musical continuum but it is also among the most provocative and playful in the legendary band’s remarkable canon. As the title makes plain, founding Femmes Gano (vocals, guitar, banjo) and Brian Ritchie (acoustic bass guitar, vocals) remain intrepid as ever before, traversing infinite genre and emotion via their immediately identifiable mash of rambunctious folk, minimalist punk, cubist blues, cosmic jazz, and back porch rock ‘n’ roll. Since they came together in 1981, the Violent Femmes released eight studio albums and more than a dozen iconic singles, , among them such classics as “American Music,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” “Nightmares, “Add It Up,” and of course, “Blister In The Sun.” Their remarkable three-decade-plus career has earned them cumulative worldwide sales in excess of 10 million. The turn of the millennium saw Violent Femmes begin a long hiatus from the studio, only coming together to record a 2009 cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” – returning the favor after Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse’s psychedelic soul version of “Gone Daddy Gone” proved a worldwide smash. They officially returned to full time action in 2013 with an acclaimed performance at Coachella before embarking on a wide-ranging tour that included headline dates and ecstatically received festival sets around the world. We Can Do Anything was recorded as they traveled North America on a hugely successful tour alongside Barenaked Ladies. They intend to celebrate the new album by spending significant time on the road, lighting it up for a fervent following that now encompasses multiple generations of fans. Though it will come as no surprise to the band’s legion of loyal supporters, We Can Do Anything affirms Violent Femmes as a vital and contemporary musical force, its joyous sound and ageless energy suggesting the universe will be graced with more music before the passing of another decade. On sale Friday, February 26 at 10am through Ticketmaster only. Please note that no deluxe or junior suite packages are being offered.
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