Event Info
This event may include resale tickets with prices set by resellers. These prices may exceed face value.
Violent Femmes tickets at The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee
TBD Cancelled

Alternative Concert Group & Pabst Theater Group present

Violent Femmes

with special guests X
The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI Ages: All Ages
Add to Calendar

tickets

Select from our great ticket options

Cancelled
Price: $45.00 - $55.00
Learn More   >

Alternative Concert Group & Pabst Theater Group present

Alternative Concert Group & Pabst Theater Group present

Violent Femmes

with special guests X
The Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
414-286-3663
TBD
Ages: All Ages
Door Price: $45.00 - $55.00
Onsale: Tue Nov 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bio: Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. 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.

Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades.

MTV’s “Unplugged” show was inspired by the Femmes, although they never actually appeared on it. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.

Violent Femmes are currently touring in commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their first album.

Get Ready

Prepare for your night out with these options:

Tickets for Violent Femmes

Purchase your tickets here for this event.

Price: $45.00 - $55.00
Download the App

Get tickets on your phone

  1. Use mobile tickets on your phone to scan at the door.
  2. Securely share your tickets with your friends. Have them meet you at the venue.
  3. Discover & purchase tickets to your favorite events.
  4. Post your event memories with commemorative tickets, photo collages, and more.

Sign up for our weekly event guide email.

Be the first to know. Get personalized event announcements, updates, and reviews every week with the AXS.com event guide email.

Privacy Policy