June 18, 2013

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: “No Principals Tour”

Author: jtarbogast

Blondie Announces U.S. Fall 2013 “No Principals Tour”
With Special Guest X
Five Exclusive New Blondie Songs Will Be Included with Each Ticket Sold!
Tickets On Sale June 21st with Select Pre-Sale Options

(New York, NY – June 18, 2013) – Amidst the whirlwind of their current world tour, Blondie has announced that they will return home this Fall for their “No Principals Tour” with special guest X. Set to kick off September 5th, the band will hit U.S cities including Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Anaheim, Austin, and Philadelphia before wrapping October 4th in New York City at Roseland Ballroom. Every ticket purchased for the tour will include five exclusive new Blondie tracks from the forthcoming album, due for release later this year. The song titles are: “Make A Way,” “Drag You Around,” “Can’t Stop Wanting,” “A Rose By Any Name,” and “I Screwed Up.”

All shows go on sale Friday, June 21st, with the exception of Riot Fest in Chicago which is on sale now, the Dallas State Fair show which is free with the price of fair admission, and the Nashville, TN show which goes on sale July 12th.

There will be pre-sales for select shows: Hampton Beach, NH and Austin, TX pre-sale on June 20th only; Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Redmond, WA, San Francisco and Saratoga, CA, pre-sale on June 19 & June 20th only. New York, NY pre-sale begins June 19th. Nashville, TN, pre-sale begins July 11th.

In 2011, Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein along with newer Blondie band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen – released their 9th critically acclaimed studio album Panic of Girls. Blondie was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their storied career. 2014 will mark the band’s 40th anniversary.

X features the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.  On September 3rd X will release a vinyl 12” four-L.P. Limited Edition Collectors Box Set with a booklet foreword authored by the late, great Ray Manzarek. It will feature Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun and More Fun in the New World, two of which appear on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Praise for Blondie

“…the most quintessential New York band of all time…” – Wall Street Journal

“Harry, Stein and others tapped into a rich alchemical vein during those years in the Bowery lab. They located pop’s sacred ground, the eternal now, and have remained there against all ravages of time. Maybe this is Blondie’s genius.” – New York Magazine

“…the latest reunion of this great New York band still holds many charms…synths buzzing like neon, reggae barely winking at dancehall, and Debbie Harry intoning lyrics in French and Spanish… irresponsible momentum and guitar grime…” – Spin

Blondie U.S. Fall 2013 Tour Dates:
*with special guest X

September 5                        Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
September 6                        Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
September 7                        Atlantic City, NJ @ Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – The Grand
September 9                       Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
September 11                     Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
September 12                     Royal Oak, MI @Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 14                     Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
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 House
September 26                     Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
September 27                     Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom
September 28                     Dallas, TX @ State Fair of TX – Silverado Main Stage
September 30                     Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 1                             Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
October 3                             Glenside, PA @ The Keswick Theatre
October 4                             New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

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