Blondie 3/2/22

Blondie has just rolled out a 10-date summer tour with legendary punk rockers, the Damned. As it stands now, the bands will kick things off on August 12th at Mashantucket, Connecticut’s Grand Theater and wrap things up on August 27th in Chicago at the Chicago Theatre.

Debbie Harry says that with radio playing so hard to specific and narrow demographics, the Internet provides a wider range of musical choices for perspective fans that radio ever did: [“Y’know, my audience is, y’know, the spectrum of ages. It’s not just one little demographic, it’s a lot of different demographics and I think people now, because of the Internet, they really get to choose. They’re not really being force-fed. They can really select, they can shop, they can listen, they can. . . y’know, it’s a much more open field.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . more open field)

UPDATED: Blondie North American tour dates (subject to change):

April 14 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 14, 15 – Pasadena, CA – Cruel World Festival 2022
May 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
May 18 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys
May 21 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Corona Capital Guadalajara
August 12 – Mashantucket, CT – Grand Theater (with The Damned)
August 14 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (with The Damned)
August 17, 18 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 (with The Damned)
August 20 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino (with The Damned)
August 21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem (with The Damned)
August 23 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Bradley Music Center (with The Damned)
August 24 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House (with The Damned)
August 26 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre (with The Damned)
August 27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre (with The Damned)

TL; DR

  • Blondie has just rolled out a 10-date summer tour with legendary punk rockers, the Damned.

SIDE NOTES

  • Back in 2019, Blondie‘s Debbie Harry published her memoir titled Face It, via the Harper Collins imprint.
  • The book, which was co-written by journalist Sylvie Simmons, documents Harry’s early life and meteoric rise to fame fronting Blondie.

FAST FACTS

  • Blondie has charted the progression of its 1979 chart-topper “Heart Of Glass” with the release of BLONDIE: Heart Of Glass. The EP, which is available as a deluxe 12-inch EP and on all digital formats, includes “an instrumental rendition of the song, an extended version, a mix by DJ Shep Pettibone, a 1975 recording when it was still called ‘The Disco Song’ and a 1978 attempt where they labeled it ‘Once I Had A Love.'”
  • The band has also announced the fall 2019 box set release of BLONDIE: The Complete Studio Recordings 1975-1982, which collects the band’s earliest demos up through Blondie’s final album before they originally split. No street date for the collection has been posted.

CHECK IT OUT: Blondie on August 9th, 2018 performing “Dreaming” live in Catoosa, Oklahoma: