February 9, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA - Blondie & Garbage today announced a co-headline North American tour that will kick off on July 5, 2017 in Saratoga, CA and wrap on August 12, 2017 in Dallas, TX. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will provide support on the first leg of the tour and Deap Vally for the second leg. Tickets for the Rage and Rapture tour go on sale starting Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00am local time (please check venue websites for most up-to-date on sale information). Fans can also access a ticket pre-sale now HERE using the password RAGEANDRAPTURE (pre-sale not available in all markets). A complete list of live dates can be found below. More dates to be added soon.
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For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. From an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us. Comprised of singer-songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, and long-time band members bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen, Blondie's chart-topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, a NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014, a Q Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2016, and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date.
Debbie's persona and the band's boundary-pushing pop have shaped the look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who followed in the last three decades. And their newest album, Pollinator (out May 5th via BMG), delves even deeper into this idea: inspiration from Blondie's action-packed, cross-pollinating past shaping the sound of our collective future. PRESS HERE to listen to "Fun", the first song off this release, and PRESS HERE to pre-order Pollinator, which features songwriting from Sia, Blood Orange frontman Dev Hynes, British singer Charli XCX, Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and more.
Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. (See Photo Below).
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After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band's unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001's Beautiful Garbage and 2005's Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independRent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the "alternative to everything," by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. In 2015, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their SOLD OUT '20 Years Queer' world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material. Last year, Garbage released Strange Little Birds, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums chart, and arrived at No. 14 overall on the Billboard 200 chart. This summer, Garbage will be releasing an autobiographical coffee table book, This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake, currently available for preorder HERE.
BLONDIE AND GARBAGE RAGE & RAPTURE SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES:
Wednesday July 5, 2017 - The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA*
Friday July 7, 2017 - Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA*
Saturday July 8, 2017 - The Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas NV*
Wednesday July 12, 2017 - Edgefield, Troutdale in OR*
Friday July 14, 2017 - Idaho Center Amphitheatre in Nampa, ID*
Sunday July 16, 2017 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO*
Tuesday July 18, 2017 - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO*
Wednesday July 19, 2017 - Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino in Council Bluffs, IA*
Friday July 21, 2017 - Mystic Lake Casino-Mystic Showroom in Prior Lake, MN*
Saturday July 22, 2017 - Ravinia Festival, Highland Park in IL*
Tuesday July 25, 2017 - Artpark, Lewiston in NY**
Wednesday July 26, 2017 - Sony Centre For Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario**
Friday July 28, 2017 - Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ**
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY**
Sunday July 30, 2017 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA**
August 1, 2017 - Beacon Theatre in New York, NY**
Wednesday August 2, 2017 - Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA**
Saturday August 5, 2017 - The Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC**
Tuesday August 8, 2017 - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, FL**
Wednesday August 9, 2017 - Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL**
Friday August 11, 2017 - ACL Live in Austin, TX **
Saturday August 12, 2017 - Southside Ballroom in Dallas, TX**
* w/ John Doe & Exene Cervenka
** w/ Deap Vally
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