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Donnas Deliver Ultimate Kiss Off With New "Get Off": Listen Now

June 15, 2009 1:34 PM ET

This summer is shaping up to be extremely busy for all-girl rock group the Donnas: Not only will the Palo Alto quartet venture out with Blondie and Pat Benatar for a joint tour, they'll also release their eighth LP Greatest Hits Volume 16 on July 7th through their own Purple Feathers label. The disc will feature the Donnas reworking older tracks, unreleased B sides, live versions of their greatest hits and never-before-heard songs from the band's early days. Grab its killer first single, the pissed-off "Get Off," one of two brand-new tunes recorded for Greatest Hits Volume 16 right here. With its throbbing bass line and Kiss guitar licks, "Get Off" churns with the energy the Donnas brought to past hits like "Take It Off" and "Fall Behind Me." More tracks from the collection are streaming now at the Donnas' official MySpace. For the free download and the Donnas' road dates with Blondie and Benatar, keep reading.

"Get Off"
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The Donnas / Blondie / Pat Benatar

July 16 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
July 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
July 18 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
July 21 - Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
July 22- Livermore, CA @ Concerts at Wente Vineyards
July 25 - Lemoore, CA @ Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
July 26 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheater
July 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theater
July 29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Casino The Lakes
August 1 - Memphis, TN @ Mud Island Amphitheater
August 2 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
August 4 - Vienna, VA @ The Filene Center
August 5 - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
August 7 - Bethlehem, PA @ Bethlehem Musikfest
August 8 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
August 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
August 11 - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center
August 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Asser Levy Park
August 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
August 15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 17 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Pavilion
August 20 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
August 21 - New Orleans, LA @ One-Eyed Jack's
August 22 - Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage Resort
August 23 - Houston, TX @ Arena Theater

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