MUSIC NEWS - Blondie and Devo are thrilled to announce their “Whip It To Shreds” tour, a U.S. co-headlining run of dates kicking off September 7 and hitting 13 select cities before wrapping September 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 15th. The full tour itinerary is below .
Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer Blondie band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen, will be playing songs from their most recent album Panic of Girls, as well as the biggest hits from their storied four-decade career. Devo, who released their first studio album in two decades with 2010’s highly praised Something for Everybody and have been ton the road since its release, will mix up their set with their newer material and the classics. Original members Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale will take the stage with tour drummer Jeff Friedl rounding out the line-up.
“We can’t wait to get out on the road with Devo. It’s going to be an incredible show and we’re excited to share it with our fans,” says Debbie Harry. Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh says, “We are looking forward to performing alongside Blondie and swapping costumes backstage.”
Blondie’s 9th studio album Panic of Girls was released in 2011 on the band’s own imprint exclusively via a web music retailer and was celebrated by the likes of New York Times, Spin, Billboard, USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Marie Claire, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Blondie received rave reviews during their sold-out North American tour and made two very special national TV performances on the TODAY Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform single “Mother, ” a nod to the legendary West 14th Street night club of the same name. Panic of Girls is complete with inspirations from New York City's melting pot and street-level pop culture, featuring new wave dance gems, songs sung in French and Spanish and a reggae cover are threaded together with a imeless pop sheen. Blondie was inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
More than three decades after the release of their visionary debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, and a full 20 years since their last studio album, Devo released their 9th studio effort Something for Everybody in 2010. The album was built on Devo's signature funky, mechanized swing, hearkening back to the revolutionary sound, style, and de-evolutionary philosophy that made them one of the most trailblazing bands of the New Wave era.
Blondie and Devo USA 2012 Tour Itinerary-
7 Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle
8 Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
10 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
11 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
12 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
14 Citrus Heights, CA @ Sunrise Marketplace Outdoor Pavilion
15 Newport Beach, CA @ Taste of Newport
18 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
19 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
21 Tampa, FL @ Stadium Green Iguana
22 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
25 Carmel, IN @ The Center for the Performing Arts - The Palladium
26 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre