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Elvis Costello and Blondie announce joint tour


Elvis Costello and Blondie are joining forces for a joint headline tour across North America this summer.

The co-headline tour comes after Costello & the Imposters released their latest album, Look Now, last year. “I knew if we could make an album with the scope of Imperial Bedroom and some of the beauty and emotion of Painted From Memory, we would really have something,” Costello previously said of the record.

Meanwhile, Blondie will be touring in support of their most recent album, Pollinator, which was released in 2017. On that record, Blondie decided to introduce a range of different collaborators and, guitarist Chris Stein explained that they “need to be releasing more music. Guys like Drake, releasing single songs in quantity, are the ones that are tuned in to what’s going on,” in an interview with Billboard. “It’s like somebody shredded the music industry, threw the pieces up in the air and we’re seeing the patterns as they fall.”

The tour will kick start in New York and stretch across 13 live shows before ending in Seattle. See the full dates below.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie tour dates:

07-20 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07-21 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07-23 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
07-24 Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
07-26 Washington DC – The Anthem
07-27 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08-01 Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Theater at the Palms
08-02 Temecula, CA – Pechanga Summit
08-04 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08-05 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
08-07 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
08-08 San Francisco, CA – Concord Pavilion
08-10 Seattle, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery