Blondie will tour the U.S. this September and October with special guest X in tow, an 18-date trek dubbed the “No Principals Tour” that will include, with the purchase of each ticket, downloads of five exclusive new songs off Debbie Harry and Co.’s forthcoming 10th studio album, which is expected to be released later this year.
The tour opens Sept. 5 in Hampton Beach, NH, and runs through Oct. 4 in New York City (see full dates below); all tickets go on sale this Friday, except for the bands’ appearances at Riot Fest in Chicago, which already is on sale; the Dallas concert, which is free with admission to the Texas State Fair; and the Nashville concert, which goes on sale July 12.
Fans who buy tickets to see Blondie – featuring original members Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, plus newer members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen – will be able to download the new songs “Make A Way,” “Drag You Around,” “Can’t Stop Wanting,” “A Rose By Any Name” and “I Screwed Up” off the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2011’s Panic of Girls.
Special guest X features the original lineup of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake.
Blondie and X tour dates:
Sept. 5: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
Sept. 6: The Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY
Sept. 7: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – The Grand, Atlantic City, NJ
Sept. 9: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 11: PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 12: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Sept. 14: Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
Sept. 17: King County’s Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA
Sept. 19: Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 20: Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Sept. 23: The Santa Fe Opera House, Santa Fe, NM
Sept. 26: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
Sept. 27: Warehouse Live – Ballroom, Houston, TX
Sept. 28: State Fair of TX – Silverado Main Stage, Dallas, TX
Sept. 30: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Oct. 1: The Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 3: The Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Oct. 4: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Photo: Blondie and Devo backstage in Chicago on final date of joint U.S. tour
- Blondie and Devo to tour U.S. together this September — full dates announced
- John Doe, Exene Cervenka releasing acoustic album, X announces West Coast tour
- Blondie sets 23-date North American tour, U.S. release date for ‘Panic of Girls’
- X to reissue ‘The Unheard Music’ concert film on ‘Silver Anniversary’ DVD, Blu-ray