Blondie, Garbage Announce Co-Headlining 2017 ‘Rage and Rapture’ Summer Tour: See the Dates
Blondie and Garbage already have at least one thing in common: legendary frontwomen, in the form of Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson, who've shown each other plenty of mutual love over the years.
And as of this summer, they'll have another thing in common: a joint tour.
The co-headlining North American Rage and Rapture Tour will kick off on July 5 in Saratoga, CA and carry the bands through several cities around the country including Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando, concluding with their show on August 12 in Dallas.
The groups have recruited John Doe & Exene Cervenka to open for them during the first leg, with Deap Vally opening during the second leg of the tour.
Tickets go on-sale beginning next Friday (Feb. 17) at 10 AM local time, with pre-sale tickets available now (password: RAGEANDRAPTURE) in some markets. More dates are expected to be announced shortly.
Earlier this month, Blondie announced their upcoming 11th studio album, Pollinator, set for release in May. Garbage released their latest studio album, Strange Little Birds, back in June of 2016.
"I was so honored though, to induct Debbie Harry, who I have the most immense respect for and love for—for so many different reasons, but most of all because she’s an incredible person and an amazing woman. She’s incredibly generous to all other young artist who have followed in her wake, and there have been so many of us. She has never treated anyone with jealousy or with any kind of superiority. She’s just a gorgeous creature, who deserves to be remembered," Shirley said of Debbie in an interview with PopMatters.
Check out the Rage & Rapture Tour dates — and watch Shirley and Debbie deliver Blondie's iconic "Call Me" together in 2004 below, as well as Shirley inducting Blondie into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 — below.
Rage & Rapture 2017 Tour Dates:
July 5 - The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA*
July 7 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA*
July 8 - The Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas NV*
July 12 - Edgefield, Troutdale, OR*
July 14 - Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID*
July 16 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO*
July 18 - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO*
July 19 - Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino, Council Bluffs, IA*
July 21 - Mystic Lake Casino-Mystic Showroom, Prior Lake, MN*
July 22 - Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL*
July 25 - Artpark, Lewiston, NY**
July 26 - Sony Centre For Performing Arts, Toronto, ON**
July 28 - Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ**
July 29 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY**
July 30 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA**
August 1 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY**
August 2 - Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA**
August 5 - The Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC**
August 8 - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena, Hollywood, FL**
August 9 - Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL**
August 11 - ACL Live, Austin, TX **
August 12 - Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX**
* w/ John Doe & Exene Cervenka
** w/ Deap Vally
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