Rock icons Blondie and Devo have announced plans for the U.S. co-headlining “Whip It To Shreds” tour - kicking off September 7th and hitting 13 select cities before wrapping September 26th.
Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer Blondie band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen, will be playing the acclaimed 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 touring since, 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.
In a press release, Debbie Harry stated: “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.”
Blondie’s 9th studio album ‘Panic of Girls’ was released in 2011 on the band’s own imprint exclusively via Amazon 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. Watch the video here.
‘Panic of Girls’ is colored with inspirations from New York City's roiling 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 timeless 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 lauded 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 U.S. Tour Dates:
September 7 Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle
September 8 Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
September 10 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
September 11 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
September 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 14 Citrus Heights, CA @ Sunrise Marketplace Outdoor Pavilion
September 15 Newport Beach, CA @ Taste of Newport
September 18 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
September 19 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
September 21 Tampa, FL @ Stadium Green Iguana
September 22 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
September 25 Carmel, IN @ The Center for the Performing Arts - The Palladium
September 26 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre