Listen To MUDCRUTCH’s 2 On NPR First Listen

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Mudcrutch’s highly anticipated forthcoming album, will be released by Reprise Records on May 20th, but you can stream it today via NPR’s First Listen. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2008 eponymous debut, which Rolling Stone called “a country-rock instant classic” in a rave four-star review. NPR agrees stating that in 2008 “the reformed Mudcrutch released its self-titled, long-overdue debut album – a rollicking, rough-hewn batch of Southern-rock nuggets that became a surprise hit.”

Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums/vocals) make up the band’s current line up. In 1974, Mudcrutch was signed to Shelter Records and moved to Los Angeles where they released one single, “Depot Street,” to very little fanfare. The band broke up in 1975 and could have settled for being a legend, but instead Mudcrutch rose from the ashes in 2008 to remind us that the golden age of rock and roll bands still had a few treasures to unearth. Their debut, made some thirty-three years later, was an unexpected hit.

All members of Mudcrutch contribute songs on their new album “2.” The album includes seven originals written by Tom Petty, with band members Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench composing one each.

VIOLENT FEMMES Announce Additional Summer 2016 Tour Dates

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Today, Violent Femmes announce additional tour dates to their extensive 2016 summer tour. Following a sold out Australian tour and many sold out West and East Coast dates in May and June; Violent Femmes are extending their U.S. tour to key Midwest and festival dates. The tour is in support of their latest album WE CAN DO ANYTHING, released March 4.

Violent Femmes’ world tour is underway now and will take the band throughout the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast through May, June and July. As if that weren’t enough, Violent Femmes has also been announced among the star-studded line-up for Radio 104.5’s 9th Birthday Show at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion, slated for June 17, Asbury Park’s Stony Pony Summerstage series on June 19, KRZZ’S Beach Ball Buzz in Kansas City on July 16, and a performance at Newport Folk Fest on July 22. For updates and ticket information, please visit

WE CAN DO ANYTHING is available now at all leading online music retailers. Last month the band premiered the video for the first single, “Memory,” from their new album via Record Store Day. The clip was created and animated by Harley Hefford, an Australian video director and fan of Violent Femmes who created last year’s “Good For/At Nothing” music video for the band off their Record Store Day EP. To kick off the release of WE CAN DO ANYTHING, Violent Femmes made their first network TV live appearance in 16 years, performing “Memory” on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They also performed their legendary song, “Blister in the Sun,” with Colbert on vocals. The video was seen everywhere and even became the #1 trending topic on Facebook the day it was released.


3 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
5 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
6 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys – SOLD OUT
7 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum – SOLD OUT
8 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory – SOLD OUT
10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – SOLD OUT
14 – Seattle, WA – Showbox – SOLD OUT
15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom – SOLD OUT
17 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory – SOLD OUT
18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
19 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theare – SOLD OUT
21 – Denver, CO – Project Pabst

4 – Wichita, KS – Riverfest
5 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summerfest
14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls – SOLD OUT
15 – Richmond, VA – The National – SOLD OUT
17 – Camden, NJ – 104.5 Radio Birthday Show at BB&T Pavilion
19 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
21 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre – SOLD OUT
23 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa – SOLD OUT
25 – Frederick, MD – Flying Dog – SOLD OUT
26 – Columbia, MD – DC101 Radio Show

5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
7 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
9 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10 – Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
12 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
14 – St Louis, MO – Pageant
16 – Kansas City, MO – KRZZ Beach Ball Buzz
17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
20 – Austin, TX – Stubbs
22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
23 – Buffalo, NY – Kerfuffle Radio Festival
24 – Toronto, ON – The Massey