Violent Femmes perform on Colbert for first TV appearance in 16 years — watch

The band rattles off new single "Memory" and "Blister in the Sun" with the help of the Late Show host


    Violent Femmes are gearing up to put out We Can Do Anything, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000’s Freak Magnet. To support the comeback LP, the veteran alt rockers returned to the late-night stage for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday.

    In top form as though they’d never disappeared, Violent Femmes rocked the Late Show stage with an exuberant performance of new single “Memory” . In a web exclusive, the Midwesterners also revisited their 1983 hit “Blister in the Sun” with the help of host Stephen Colbert.

    Catch replays of both below.

    We Can Do Anything is due out March 4th. The group recently announced a spring tour to coincide with its release; see the dates below.


    Violent Femmes 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    05/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
    05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
    05/06 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
    05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
    05/08 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    05/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    05/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    05/13 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    05/14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
    05/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    05/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    05/18 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    05/19 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma

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