Blondie has announced 16 new North American tour dates. The band -- which features original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke -- will kick off its U.S. dates on September 5th in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and wind things down nearly a month later on October 4th with a hometown gig at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. The band's special guest on the tour will be L.A. legends, X.
Vintage Vinyl News reported that ticket buyers will be eligible to download five new tracks from Blondie's upcoming studio album due out later this fall -- "Make A Way," "Drag You Around," "Can't Stop Wanting," "A Rose By Any Name," and "I Screwed Up."
Debbie Harry says that the Blondie's nearly 40-year career has turned into one long memory for her: "There's thousands of things, y'know. It's just like this great huge splatter -- a big splatter of millions and millions of little bites. Y'know all this stuff sort of files past, y'know. I don't know, we think about the time that we were playing in a club and there was a bomb scare or we got shut down by the fire department or stuff like that. Y'know, those are always very exciting rock n' roll moments."
Blondie is currently on the road in Europe and performs tonight (June 19th) on the Isle Of Man.
UPDATED: Blondie North American tour dates (subject to change):
September 5 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
September 6 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
September 7 - Atlantic City, NJ - The Grand
September 9 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
September 11 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
September 12 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 14 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest at Humboldt Park
September 17 - Redmond, WA - King County's Marymoor Park
September 19 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
September 20 - Saratoga, CA - Montalvo Arts Center
September 23 - Santa Fe, NM - The Santa Fe Opera
September 26 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amphitheatre
September 27 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live - Ballroom
September 28 - Dallas, TX - State Fair Of Texas at Chevrolet Main Stage
September 30 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
October 1 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre
October 3 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
October 4 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
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