Squeeze

New Wave vets from both sides of the pond — Brit pop-rockers Squeeze and New York mainstays Blondie — each will tour the U.S. this summer co-headlining some or all of their dates with long-running rockers Cheap Trick.

First up is a short eight-date trek from Squeeze, which, since reuniting in 2007, has played live sporadically, and is said to be working on its first new album since 1998’s Domino. The band will play all of its dates with Cheap Trick, beginning July 9 in Columbus, Ohio, and running through July 18 in New Brunswick, N.J. (see dates below).

Blondie, back in action since the late ’90s, has announced 20 North American dates beginning Aug. 5 in Santa Rosa, Calif., and running through Sept.  12 in Boston, although only six of those are with Cheap Trick. Deborah Harry and Co. also will play a few dates with The B-52s, as well as a number of their own headlining gigs.

According to Cheap Trick’s website, all of the upcoming Squeeze and Blondie dates are co-headlining, meaning “some shows Cheap Trick will open, some shows Cheap Trick will close. All bands will play a 75-minute set — regardless of who opens or closes.”

See Squeeze’s and Blondie’s tour dates after the jump…

Squeeze U.S. tour dates:

July 9: LC Outdoor Amphitheatre, Columbus OH*
July 10: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL*
July 13: Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY*
July 14: Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA*
July 16: Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA*
July 17: Meadowbrook Pavilion, Gilford, NH*
July 18: State Theater, New Brunswick, NJ*

*With Cheap Trick

Blondie North American tour dates:

Aug. 5: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
Aug. 7: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV*
Aug. 8: Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA
Aug. 10: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA*
Aug. 13: Boulevard Casino, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Aug. 14: River Creek Resort & Casino, Enoch, AB, Canada
Aug. 16: Casino Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
Aug. 18: Horeshoe Casino, Hammond, IN
Aug. 20: Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL**
Aug. 21: Treasure Island, Red Wing, MN**
Aug. 25: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA*
Aug. 27: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI**
Aug. 28: Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH**
Aug. 29: Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD**
Sept. 1: Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
Sept. 3: Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN**
Sept. 8: State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
Sept. 10: Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI
Sept. 11: House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
Sept. 12: House of Blues, Boston, MA

*With the B-52s
**With Cheap Trick

 

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