Blondie and Garbage plan to hit the road on a co-headlining tour this summer with more than 20 dates around the U.S. in July and August. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will open the first half of the tour; Deap Vally will serve as the supporting act on the second leg.
This tour will allow Blondie to test their new material on the road: the band will release their 11th studio LP, Pollinator, on May 5th. In a statement about the new record, lead singer Debbie Harry emphasized that it will be an enjoyable affair. “We’re very serious about fun,” she said. “Quoting Emma Goldman, ‘If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution,'” added guitarist Chris Stein, reiterating her point. “In these trying times we need some fun.” The band collaborated with a wide variety of songwriters from pop (Sia, Charli XCX) and rock (The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, former Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr) on the new material.
Garbage also has recently released songs to perform; the band put out Strange Little Birds last year. In addition, Garbage will release an autobiographical coffee table book, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, this summer.
Tickets for the Rage and Rapture tour go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10 a.m. A pre-sale is available for many shows through Ticketmaster using the password RAGEANDRAPTURE.
Blondie & Garbage Tour Dates
July 5 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
July 7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
July 8 – Las Vegas NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
July 12 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 14 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 16 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
July 19 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino
July 21 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino-Mystic Showroom
July 22 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
July 25 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
July 26 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For Performing Arts
July 28 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
July 29 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 30 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 1 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
August 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 5 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
August 8 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
August 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
August 11 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
August 12 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom