Album News, Tour Dates — July 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

Blondie sets 23-date North American tour, U.S. release date for ‘Panic of Girls’


Breakout New Wave stars Blondie — still anchored by original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke — will embark on an extensive 23-date North American tour this September and October to coincide with the belated U.S. release of their ninth studio album, Panic of Girls.

The tour opens Sept. 4 in Prior Lake, Mich., slips into Canada for a couple dates in Ontario, includes a pair of hometown gigs in New York City and a number of casinos along the way before wrapping up Oct. 8 in Las Vegas (see full dates below).

The album was released last month in the U.K. as a “fan pack” — a 132-page magazine that also includes a copy of the CD with two bonus tracks. The standard CD came out this week in the U.K., and it’s now set for U.S. release on Sept 13.

The record — the band’s first since 2003′s The Curse of Blondie — features 11 songs, including a track sung in French (“Le Bleu”) and another in Spanish (“Work Off My Sweat”), the latter of which features trumpet by Beirut bandleader Zach Condon. Blondie also covers a Beirut track (“Sunday Smile”), and throws in a cover Sophia George’s 1985 reggae hit “Girlie Girlie,” as well. Check out the video for first single “Mother” here.

See Blondie’s tour dates after the jump…



Blondie North American tour dates:

Sept. 4: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MI
Sept. 5: Harrah’s Stir Cove, Council Bluffs, IA
Sept. 7: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Sept. 9: The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor, ON
Sept. 10: Casino Rama Entertainment Centre, Orillia, ON
Sept. 12: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 13: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 14: Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
Sept. 16: Borgata Spa & Resort – Music Box, Atlantic City, NJ
Sept. 17: Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ
Sept. 18: Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, CT
Sept. 21: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
Sept. 23: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
Sept. 24: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
Sept. 26: Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL
Sept. 28: Mahalia Jackson Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 29: Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater, Austin, TX
Oct. 1: Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
Oct. 2: Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, Mescalero, NM
Oct. 4: The Foundry, Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 5: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 7: The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
Oct. 8: The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV




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