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Posted on: May 20, 2015

[ARCHIVED] VIOLENT FEMMES PERFORMING AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

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CMM-PR-15-32
May 20, 2015
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VIOLENT FEMMES TO PERFORM AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
Friday, July 3

Alternative rock band the Violent Femmes will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, July 3. The Femmes first showed the world that they can rock when their band stormed the charts in the ‘80’s with hits like “Blister in the Sun,” “Kiss Off,” “Add It Up,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” and so many more.

This will be the Femmes first and only appearance in the DC/Baltimore area in over 20 years, so don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. They will perform with Colin Hay and Barenaked Ladies on The Last Summer on Earth Tour at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons! Tickets for all three acts are $49 for reserved seats and $59 for premium seats and are on sale now at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

The Violent Femmes’ first album Violent Femmes became the band's biggest-selling album and was eventually certified platinum. The album also became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes went on to become one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling over 9 million albums by 2005 and became a mainstay of festivals, clubs, and theaters worldwide. Today, songs made famous by the Violent Femmes are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture. The band released a four-track EP, Happy New Year, on April 18, 2015, featuring “Love Love Love Love Love” as the first single.

Proceeds from the Waterside Concert Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This event would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. The Last Summer on Earth sponsors include: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc., Tidewater Dental, Directmail.com, Holiday Inn Solomons, All American Harley-Davidson, Quality Built Homes, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Isaac’s Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, ECS, O’Brien Realty, Sherry Carter, United Rentals, Kelly Generator & Equipment, Comcast, and Metrocast.

Chairs and coolers are not permitted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. To reach a staff member, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18.

Photo attached: Last Summer on Earth Tour

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Press Contact: Traci Cimini - ciminita@co.cal.md.us or call 410-326-2042, ext. 62

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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