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

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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:37 pm

Bargain pricing, really. :) :)

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Postby whiteknux » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:48 pm

Does co-headlining mean they will switch up set times night to night?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:04 pm

Good question. How does co-headlining work?

Do they alternate as headliners each night but play the same length set?

Will Debbie and Elvis duet? (of course they will).

I’d also bet we don’t see this in the UK.
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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 3:08 pm

In 2017 Blondie and Garbage did a co-headlining tour.
They played each about 15 songs (about 50 minutes) with a 15 minute interval.
Blondie played last.
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Postby bronxapostle » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:22 pm

I think Blondie graciously acquiesces to let ELVIS IS KING headline nightly. OF COURSE, they get their 75 minutes and encore each evening AND playfulness will abound. Blondie does many live covers: BEATLES, BOWIE, T REX, ROXY, STONES and more. A duet on TELEVISIONs SEE NO EVIL might be nice. I know Elvis said in the book he robbed its riff for some TYM song....was it YOU BELONG TO ME? gonna be a FUN TOUR, I'd bet.
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Postby thepopeofpop » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:18 pm

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

Postby Offshoreram » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:28 am

I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline.

I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago and they alternated who headlined each night. I saw the tour twice, one outdoors in Perth and indoors in Melbourne, and as it happened Blondie headlined both times. Frankly the Pretenders blew them away each night. I think Chrissie Hynde is the classic female rock vocalist and Debbie Harry has never been a great singer. She isn't as good as she was when I saw her in 1978 and it wasn't great then. All about looks, style and image but as an icon she still draws them in.

If Elvis did have to do a co-headline tour with an act from the late 70s/early 80s I'd rather it was someone closely associated with his history rather than join one of these retro 70s packages which are becoming very popular as touring festivals
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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:09 am

Offshoreram wrote:I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline.

I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago

Frankly the Pretenders blew them away each night.


If Elvis did have to do a co-headline tour with an act from the late 70s/early 80s I'd rather it was someone closely associated with his history.


SO, YOU ARE SAYING THE PRETENDERS WOULD BETTER SUIT? OKAY, I'LL PUT IN MY REQUEST FOR THE 2020 SUMMER TOUR PACKAGING. :D

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:45 am

BA wrote
SO, YOU ARE SAYING THE PRETENDERS WOULD BETTER SUIT? OKAY, I'LL PUT IN MY REQUEST FOR THE 2020 SUMMER TOUR PACKAGING. :D


OK folks, you heard it here first :wink: the apostle has spoken !

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

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:13 am

I'm all set for Mohegan Sun and Forest Hills. Yay for me!

If I lived outside the U.S., I'd be pissed off.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:04 am

Offshoreram wrote:I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline.

...

I think Chrissie Hynde is the classic female rock vocalist and Debbie Harry has never been a great singer... All about looks, style and image but as an icon she still draws them in.


Completely agree.

docinwestchester wrote:If I lived outside the U.S., I'd be pissed off.


Believe me, living in the UK this is the least of our problems...
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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:45 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:If I lived outside the U.S., I'd be pissed off.


Believe me, living in the UK this is the least of our problems...


Good point. What a mess!

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:59 pm

Paul Myers @pulmyears tweets

.@ElvisCostello and @BlondieOfficial are touring this summer, but they've shared bills before. Here's an ad for the Great Northern Picnic, Parade Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, 8/7/82 (@duranduran and @GregKihn also appeared)

https://twitter.com/pulmyears/status/11 ... 1366478849

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Postby cfm123 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:03 pm

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Postby docinwestchester » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:59 pm

johnfoyle wrote:Paul Myers @pulmyears tweets

.@ElvisCostello and @BlondieOfficial are touring this summer, but they've shared bills before. Here's an ad for the Great Northern Picnic, Parade Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, 8/7/82 (@duranduran and @GregKihn also appeared)

https://twitter.com/pulmyears/status/11 ... 1366478849



And there's also this 1997 collaboration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GfSrzjzQv4

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

Postby Eugene » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:03 am

2nd row in Camden LOL

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

Postby Offshoreram » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 am

bronxapostle wrote:
Offshoreram wrote:I hope this tour doesn't come to the UK as I'd think Blondie would get most of the attention and probably headline.

I saw Blondie and the Pretenders co-headline a tour in Australia several years ago

Frankly the Pretenders blew them away each night.


If Elvis did have to do a co-headline tour with an act from the late 70s/early 80s I'd rather it was someone closely associated with his history.


SO, YOU ARE SAYING THE PRETENDERS WOULD BETTER SUIT? OKAY, I'LL PUT IN MY REQUEST FOR THE 2020 SUMMER TOUR PACKAGING. :D


I'm not sure about the Elvis/Chrissie Hynde crossover but I'd go to that.

I'm thinking the obvious package like Elvis and Squeeze/Nick Lowe/Wreckless Eric/JC Clarke etc, although Squeeze are touring with Heaven 17 in the UK later in the year. I'm not sure how that works but I'm planning on going. How about Elvis and Joe Jackson or Lloyd Cole? Or a Live Stiffs reunion?
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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby Arbogast » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:09 pm

A little surprised at all the excitement over this mini-tour. Given the co-headline setup, EC's set is sure to be short and greatest-hits-y, and I'd imagine he and the Imps will be the opening band on half the dates. I particularly expect that to be the case in NYC, Blondie's (and my) hometown, and I ain't exactly dying to see Blondie in 2019.

Guess I'll wait till the 'next time around'

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Postby Eugene » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:23 pm

EC is the headliner in Camden per WXPN adverts.

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

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:42 pm

Arbogast wrote:A little surprised at all the excitement over this mini-tour. Given the co-headline setup, EC's set is sure to be short and greatest-hits-y, and I'd imagine he and the Imps will be the opening band on half the dates. I particularly expect that to be the case in NYC, Blondie's (and my) hometown, and I ain't exactly dying to see Blondie in 2019.

Guess I'll wait till the 'next time around'


GAS....thanks for stating YOUR obvious PESSIMIST viewpoint, LIKE YOU SO OFTEN DO!! Can't say i, we or THEY will miss you at the shows. Chronic complainers are NOT what Elvis' return buyers are all about you know. Yeah, I'll PROBABLY see the greatest hits once AGAIN...maybe for the 50th, 60th or 80th time for some of the tunes. But that's just fine by me. Always different, always welcomed by my ears. And, yeah i am looking forward to Debbie again too. One of the small handful of artists i have seen five decades since the 1970's. You can't rain on my JULY 2019 parade. "GO AWAY AND STAY AWAY."

P.S. AND Imposters will NOT open in nyc or anywhere I'd bet.
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Postby MOJO » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:11 pm

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

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:30 am

It’s an Elvis and the Impostors tour, reasonably priced with another great band. What’s not to like (apart from it not being in the UK? :( ).
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Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

Postby cfm123 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:26 pm

The Seattle ticket sale was rather unusual this morning as they put you in a queue until the sale began. I had 500+ people ahead of me at the start and settled for a lawn seat. I tried again later on and saw a pair of front row seats available. But alas, I clicked on them and I was told they were gone. Ticketmaster is a tease. I did, however, also score a ticket to see him open for Neil next month, so all is well...

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

Postby FAVEHOUR » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:10 pm

bronxapostle wrote:
Arbogast wrote:A little surprised at all the excitement over this mini-tour. Given the co-headline setup, EC's set is sure to be short and greatest-hits-y, and I'd imagine he and the Imps will be the opening band on half the dates. I particularly expect that to be the case in NYC, Blondie's (and my) hometown, and I ain't exactly dying to see Blondie in 2019.

Guess I'll wait till the 'next time around'


GAS....thanks for stating YOUR obvious PESSIMIST viewpoint, LIKE YOU SO OFTEN DO!! Can't say i, we or THEY will miss you at the shows. Chronic complainers are NOT what Elvis' return buyers are all about you know. Yeah, I'll PROBABLY see the greatest hits once AGAIN...maybe for the 50th, 60th or 80th time for some of the tunes. But that's just fine by me. Always different, always welcomed by my ears. And, yeah i am looking forward to Debbie again too. One of the small handful of artists i have seen five decades since the 1970's. You can't rain on my JULY 2019 parade. "GO AWAY AND STAY AWAY."

P.S. AND Imposters will NOT open in nyc or anywhere I'd bet.


Hope this is tongue in cheek/good-natured, BA....cause otherwise....

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

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:17 pm

Errrr, what d'ya mean Dave? You should know by my wrap up statement. :D :D

https://youtu.be/o1LsBdvnqyQ

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