Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Blondie, Elvis Costello + The Imposters hit the road together this summer

Blondie and Elvis Costello + The Imposters and Blondie will co-headline a tour this summer, which kicks off in July before wrapping in August. Artist fan club presale tickets are available now. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, April 6 at 10am local time at

Both acts Blondie shared spots near the top of the UK Singles Chart 40 years ago when Blondie's "Heart Of Glass" sat alongside Elvis Costello & The Attraction's "Oliver's Army" in the company of The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor and ABBA. The same week, Blondie's seminal album Parallel Lines reached #1 on the Album Chart while Costello's Armed Forces landed at #3.

Costello & The Imposters' last tour was in late 2018. The Imposters are: Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass) and Pete Thomas (drums).

In 2017, Blondie hit the road in support of their album Pollinator (BMG) featuring assists from Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Joan Jett. It included the single "Fun." 

Costello previously appeared alongside Deborah Harry with composer/poet Roy Nathanson and the Jazz Passengers both in concert and on the recordings "Fire At Keaton's Bar and Grill" and "Individually Twisted" in the 1990s.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters' Look Now was released by Concord Records in 2018. Up next is the Purse EP, containing songwriting collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney and musical settings of lyrics by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

Harry has a memoir due out later this year. Blondie's Chris Stein recently released a photo book entitled Point of View: Me, New York City, and The Punk Scene, following his successful first photo book, Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk. Point of View  chronicles his life among his punk and new-wave peers and the downtown New York City scene in the 1970s.

Tour Dates:

7/20 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/21 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/23 - Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
7/24 - Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
7/26 - Washington DC @ The Anthem
7/27 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/1 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Theater At The Palms
8/2 - Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Summit
8/4 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/7 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
8/8 - San Francisco, CA @ Concord Pavilion
8/10 - Seattle, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

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