EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

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EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:50 pm

Earlier today EC tweeted:

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In response, a fellow named Chris Ball speculated about an EC/Blondie tour based on a clue on EC's website linking to Blondie's website.

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Blondie drummer Clem Burke also retweeted EC's original tweet.

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Finally, EC posted a pic of Debbie Harry reminiscent of the This Year's Model cover.

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So is an EC/Blondie tour about to be announced? Is this an April Fools prank? Any other theories?
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Postby sulky lad » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:05 am

B******s
If it is a double header, then it's bound to be in the States rather than over here "where it all started "!
It's so sad that we get a paltry handful of gigs on alternate years now - and I'm guessing it's because "the people" don't want to see him and venues are reluctant to book him. Come back Jake I'm sure you could rustle up a proper tour here in Blighty to promote Look Now or the single collection. :(

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:08 am

First date of the Blondie / EC tour:
https://wmgk.com/contests/connect-3-blo ... o-tickets/
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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:27 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:43 am

Wheeeeeeeee BLONDIE AND THE BEASTIE

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby thepopeofpop » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 am

https://www.pechanga.com/entertain/elvi ... l7rx_4rxDs

I guess now we'll know what Harry is worth!

My my, smile at least, you can't say no to the Blondie and the Beast.
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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:50 am

https://www.google.be/amp/s/www.billboa ... tour-dates

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Team Up With Blondie for Co-Headlining Tour

The 13-city run Kicks off July 20 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York.

It's been 40 years since Elvis Costello and Blondie shared top billings on the UK Singles Chart, with the Debbie Harry-led "Heart of Glass” going neck-and-neck with Costello & The Attraction’s "Oliver's Army" and both songs finishing in the top 20 for the year.

In honor of the groups' long friendship and past collaborations -- as well as the 40th anniversary of Blondie's Parallel Lines, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Albums Chart in 1979, and Costello's Armed Forces, which reached No. 3 -- the two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are planning a co-headlining tour produced by Live Nation, kicking off July 20 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie's 13-city tour will run visit Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more, before wrapping Aug. 10 at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery near Seatlte.

Blondie is touring in support of the 2017 album Pollinator, their most collaborative album yet with songs like "Best Day Ever" written by Sia and Nick Valensi from the Strokes, Charli XCX for the synth-rock flare-up "Gravity," and Dev Hynes, who co-wrote "Long Time" with Harry. Harry is expected to release her memoir later this year.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters -- which include Steve Nieve on keyboards, Davey Faragher on bass and Pete Thomas on drums -- will be playing songs from Costello's deep catalog including the band's 2018 record, Look Now, on Concord Records.

Artist fan club presale tickets will be available starting Tuesday (April 2) at 12 p.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.

A full list of dates can be found at tour.elviscostello.com or tour.blondie.net .
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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:16 am

This has really pissed me off. I am going to buy some bootlegs just to spite him :wink:

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby FrankieJ » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:54 am

Another US tour/exclusive US tour theme??? No signs of even re-booking or making new UK dates for the cancelled ones last year. Plus this tour idea would be A DREAM COME TRUE for me and many others. I do think this tour idea would market well in Europe and the UK. Really really disappointed. :cry:
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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:58 am

"A full list of dates can be found at tour.elviscostello.com or tour.blondie.net "

LIARS! Hopefully something will happen before noon, i.e. an email from EC with the password.

Hoping for PNC as I don't wanna go to Camden. LOL

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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:20 am

Eugene wrote:"A full list of dates can be found at tour.elviscostello.com or tour.blondie.net "

LIARS! Hopefully something will happen before noon, i.e. an email from EC with the password.

Hoping for PNC as I don't wanna go to Camden. LOL


Well, Eugene....i can't find ALL the dates. But with BETHEL WOODS on the 20th and CAMDEN on the 27th, nice window that week in between for JONES, SUMMERSTAGE, CONEY ISLAND or PNC i guess.

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:20 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby sulky lad » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:21 am

thepopeofpop wrote:

I guess now we'll know what Harry is worth!


Go in the naughty corner and stay there til you're truly sorry ! :roll:

I'm only jealous I didn't think of that line !

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Re: "Watch This Space..."

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:29 am

bronxapostle wrote:
Eugene wrote:"A full list of dates can be found at tour.elviscostello.com or tour.blondie.net "

LIARS! Hopefully something will happen before noon, i.e. an email from EC with the password.

Hoping for PNC as I don't wanna go to Camden. LOL


Well, Eugene....i can't find ALL the dates. But with BETHEL WOODS on the 20th and CAMDEN on the 27th, nice window that week in between for JONES, SUMMERSTAGE, CONEY ISLAND or PNC i guess.


7/20 Bethel Woods
7/21 Mohegan Sun
7/23 Boston
7/24 Forest Hills
7/26 Washington DC
7/27 Camden
8/1 Las Vegas
8/2 Temecula CA
8/4 Irvine CA
8/5 Los Angeles
8/7 Santa Barbara
8/8 San Francisco
8/10 Seattle

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Postby sweetest punch » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 am

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Elvis Costello, Blondie to Share Bill on Summer Tour

Back in the year 2000, Elvis Costello picked “The Best of Blondie” to be on his epic list of “500 Albums You Need.” Now he’s put the Debbie Harry-fronted band on an even shorter list of groups he needs to tour with. The two artists, both of whom have remained active since the late ’70s, will co-headline a 13-city tour this summer.

The teaming between Costello & the Imposters and Blondie focuses on the east and west coasts, although it does go inland as far as Las Vegas. Their opening gig is July 20 in Bethel, New York, at the amphitheater on the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival. From there the tour is split up almost evenly between points east and west, with a date at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles August 5 before the tour wraps up in Seattle August 10.

The tour, which is being advertised as “Blondie and the Beastly E.C.!,” an apparent nod to “Beauty and the Beast,” will have a fan club resale beginning at noon in the appropriate time zones today, followed by a general on-sale at the Live Nation website 10 Saturday morning.

Costello and Harry have performed together on record before, on a 1996 album by the Jazz Passengers, which led to a TV duet on David Letterman’s show. Otherwise, they’ve rarely shared even a festival bill before.

Neither act is a complete stranger to the strength in numbers of a co-headlining tour, however. Blondie went out as equal partners with Garbage in the summer of 2017. In 2015, Costello went out with Steely Dan, although he was officially designated as a support act on that one.

Costello was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, along with his original backup group, the Attractions, with which the crew he’s toured with since 2001, the Imposters, shares all but one member. Blondie, which still has three key members from its so-called classic lineup, was called up into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

The full itinerary:

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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Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:00 am

Dates up with password: https://tour.elviscostello.com/

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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby Neil. » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:41 am

You never know, maybe they'll bring the tour to the UK in the Autumn. We live in hope!

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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:56 am

Full announcement from EC's official site. I guess Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee are not involved, since they are not mentioned.

https://www.elviscostello.com/#!/news/298293

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS AND BLONDIE EMBARK ON CO-HEADLINING SUMMER TOUR
It’s Blondie & The Beastly E.C.!!!

Pre-Sale Tickets Available Starting Today

General On-Sale Begins this Saturday, April 6th

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie will co-headline a
coast-to-coast tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 13-city
tour will kick off July 20th in Bethel, NY at the Bethel Woods Center
for the Arts and make stops in Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and more,
before wrapping August 10th in Seattle, WA.

Artist fan club presale tickets will be available starting today at 12pm
local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning
Saturday, April 6th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Elvis Costello and Blondie shared spots near the top of the UK Singles
Chart 40 years ago when Blondie's "Heart Of Glass” sat neck-and-neck
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.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ last tour in late 2018 found the combo
reaching new live performance peaks. The band "came out swinging” (Star
Tribune) in Minneapolis, were “unstoppable” in Anaheim (OC Register) and
played an “epic and euphoric” (Variety) show in LA that even at nearly
three hours “[left] ‘em wanting more.” The Imposters are: Steve Nieve
(keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass) and Pete Thomas (drums).

In 2017, Blondie hit the road in support of their most collaborative
album yet, Pollinator (BMG). Their spectacular live shows drew acclaim
for their “flair and precision” (Rolling Stone), while being called
“formidable” (LA Weekly) and “artful, rocking” (City Pages).
Pollinator was praised by the likes of New York Times, Rolling Stone,
NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork and many more for its dynamic blend
of Blondie's trailblazing sound and new influences from some of modern
music's greatest innovators including Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave
Sitek, Joan Jett, and more. It features the euphoric disco-infused
single “Fun,” the propulsive 80s-esque anthem “Long Time,” and the
irreverent “Doom or Destiny.”

Elvis Costello's wide-ranging recording career began in 1977 with the
release of My Aim Is True in a catalogue that includes such diverse
highlights as This Year's Model, Get Happy, Imperial Bedroom, King Of
America, Blood & Chocolate, The Juliet Letters with the Brodsky
Quartet, The River In Reverse with Allen Toussaint and Wise Up
Ghost with The Roots.

The 1998 release, Painted From Memory contained the first of more than
thirty songs composed with Burt Bacharach, while the 2017 box-set
re-issue of Paul McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt includes 15 demo duet
recordings made by McCartney and Costello prior to the release of the
albums Spike and Flowers In The Dirt on which co-written
hit singles, "Veronica" and "My Brave Face" were first released.

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 90s.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters widely renowned Look Now was released by
Concord Records in 2018 and of which Variety said, "It's so funny to be
seeing him, after all this time, making a great cake of an album that
doesn't really sound that much like any of the 30 before
it." The catalogue will soon include the E.P., Purse, containing
songwriting collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney and
musical settings of lyrics by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1976, Blondie has
brought the worlds of rock, punk, disco and ska together and racked up
four indelible Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits - “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,”
“The Tide Is High” and “Rapture ” - as well as six #1s on the UK Singles
Chart including “Maria,” “Sunday Girl,” and “Atomic.” Debbie Harry –
genre-spanning visionary, complex songstress, incandescent front woman
and style icon - and the band's boundary-pushing pop have shaped the
look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who have followed
and have made Blondie widely recognized as one of the most influential
bands of our time. Debbie will reflect on this and more in her highly
anticipated memoir out later this year. Blondie’s Chris Stein recently
released a photo book of his own 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.' Selected as one
of Amazon’s best photo books of 2018, Point of View showcases Chris’
brilliance as a photographer and documentarian, chronicling his life
among his punk and new-wave peers and the downtown New York City scene
in the 1970s through his insider lens.

Elvis Costello, Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve are all members of the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame. Elvis Costello is an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA
and Grammy award-winning composer and member of the Songwriters Hall Of
Fame. Costello has received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from both the
University of Liverpool and the New England Conservatory.
Costello's unconventional memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing
Ink, was published by Blue Rider/Penguin in 2015. The New York Times
review began, "Songs can be many things,” Elvis Costello writes in his
new autobiography: “an education, a seduction, some solace in heartache,
a valve for anger, a passport, your undoing, or even a lottery
ticket. Mr. Costello’s book, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,
manages to be all these things, and a pint of Guinness and a bag of
chips. It’s streaked with some of the best writing – funny, strange,
spiteful, anguished – we’ve ever had from an important musician." The
book went on to spend several weeks on the NY Times Best Seller List.

Ever the bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie -
vocalist-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 - has
become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence
both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion, art
and pop culture. 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 50 million
albums sold worldwide to date.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie Co-Headlining 2019 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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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:34 pm

A lot of big venues: capacity 10.000 till 15.000 people.
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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby sulky lad » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:55 pm

Looking at the venue sizes, 70/30 split for fans then :(

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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:22 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:I guess Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee are not involved, since they are not mentioned.


Correction: Kitten will be part of the tour for sure, and Briana's response ("LESSSS GOOOOOO!!!!") suggests she'll be there too.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvwyd23DbKq/

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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby JerseyPride78 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:43 pm

Looks like prices range from about $35 to about $80.

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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:02 pm

JerseyPride78 wrote:Looks like prices range from about $35 to about $80.


Top price in Camden is $99; there were no PIT seats released. One can only hope they show up tomorrow in the Citicard/WXPN presale.


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