Violent Femmes ::: Crystal Ballroom

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209
United States

Event Description:

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet.

They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night's show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring. 

Violent Femmes return to the Crystal on February 11th, 2020. This show is 21+. You can get tickets in 94/7's exclusive presale starting Thursday, November 7th at 10am. Details will be emailed on Wednesday, so make sure you're subscribed to our emails.

Tickets will go on general sale Friday, November 8th at 10am.