Posted in music | tour dates on July 5, 2011

Blondie

New wave/post-punk pioneers Blondie recently released Panic of Girls in the UK, their third album since reuniting in 1997, and ninth overall. The album includes the single "Mother," which they recently performed live and acoustic from Abbey Road. Check that video out, which includes an interview below. The music video, which B-52 Kate Pierson makes a cameo in, for the track is below too.

Panic of Girls now has a US release date of September 13 via the band's own imprint. They will head out on a North American tour in September and October in support of the album's stateside release. The tour hits NYC on September 12 and 13 at Highline Ballroom. Ticket info is not available yet, but check ticketweb for updates.

Beirut, whose track "Sunday Smile" is covered by Blondie on Panic of Girls, also has a North American tour around that same time. Beirut's tour hits NYC on September 21 and 22 at Terminal 5. Tickets for both of those shows go on Amex presale Wednesday (7/6) and general sale Friday. Listen to the cover below.

Speaking of Blondie covering indie bands, Debbie Harry contributed a cover of Franz Ferdinand's "Live Alone" to their Record Store Day Covers EP with help from the band themselves. LCD Soundsystem offered their take on the same song, though their cover is twice as long (obviously). Stream the entire EP below, which also features covers by Stephin Merritt, ESG, and Peaches. The Record Store Day release was a limited edition colored 12" vinyl. A few are available on ebay. The EP is also now available as a CD and black vinyl. CD versions are on sale at Amazon.

All Blondie tour dates, video, and the EP stream below...

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Blondie - "Mother" Official Video

Blondie - "Mother" Live Acoustic From Abbey Road + Interview

Blondie - "Sunday Smile" (Beirut Cover)

Franz Ferdinand - Covers EP
Franz Ferdinand - Covers EP by DominoRecordCo

'This is an EP of covers of our songs by people whose music we love.' - Franz Ferdinand

Blondie -- 2011 Tour Dates
September 4th Prior Lake, MI @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
September 5th Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Stir Cove
September 7th Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 9th Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
September 10th Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
September 12th New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
September 13th New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
September 14th Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
September 16th Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box
September 17th Clark, NJ @ Oak Ridge Park
September 18th Westbury, CT @ Theatre at Westbury
September 21st Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
September 23rd Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 24th Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
September 26th Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
September 28th New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theatre
September 29th Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater
October 1st Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
October 2nd Mescalero, NM @ Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
October 4th Phoenix, AZ @ The Foundry
October 5th Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
October 7th Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
October 8th Las Vegas, NV @ The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

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Comments (34)

Debbie Harry, how can you still be hot?
Feck!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:16 PM

Erasure, Human League, and now Blondie.

80s revivals are back in town!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:17 PM

"Debbie Harry, how can you still be hot?"

don't know, but that photo made me fall in love with her all over again

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:19 PM

Photoshop. She was sitting in front of me at a NIN show a couple of years ago. NOT hot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:22 PM

Photoshop and make-up hide it well, but she has a old-woman waddle when she moves.

Still, for a senior citizen, she's gorgeous. I would recreate scenes from Videodrome with her.

Moving on from objectifying women to actual musicianship, the band doesn't sound as tight as they used to, but they're still good enough for me.

Posted by M | July 5, 2011 3:34 PM

She looks like she lost weight. I saw her in 1999, and her butt looked HUGE.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:35 PM

^Again...the magic of photoshop. Still love and respect her though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:40 PM

Clem Burke is a MONSTER on the drums. Underrated.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:41 PM

Debbie Harry is like your friend's cool mom that lets you smoke dope in the house, listens to Led Zep, and you once gave you a full-on boner when you saw her through a crack in the bathroom door buck naked

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:47 PM

Not sure I'd say Clem is underrated. He's generally known to be one of the best Keith Moon/mod influenced rock drummers from the New Wave era and beyond.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:50 PM

Wasn't good enough for the Ramones though

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:54 PM

GILF

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:56 PM

I hope no one in Blondie breaks a hip.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:00 PM

Blondie was always overrated. The only reason this band received recognition is because everything else at the time sucked more.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:03 PM

4:03 .. and because Debbie was hot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:13 PM

4:03 - Yeah - that's totally true! Their songs SUCK!! "One Way or Another," "Dreaming," "Union City Blue," "Heart of Glass" - SOOOOO overrated!
Tell us more, Oh Music Sage!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:22 PM

4:03
you obviously were not there
back in the day
we all loved Blondie
still do

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:26 PM

This band doesn't sound as good as they did 34 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:44 PM

Blondie emerged from NYC's only good rock scene ever, and geezer New Yawkers are still mighty proud of that time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 5:22 PM

and rightfully so, as it was fucking awesome.

Posted by Count Funkula! | July 5, 2011 5:44 PM

I'm sure it was awesome. But baby boomers still need to die faster.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 5:47 PM

she looks hot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 6:14 PM

damn spoiled, complaining, arrogant, know-it-all, capitalist pig baby boomers!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 6:15 PM

I like Blondie but I do feel they are a bit overrated as well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 6:16 PM

do they really need to embarrass themselves? don't they have enough money?
debby harry was hot in 1975.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 6:24 PM

You guys are crazy. They were so good. "I didn't have the nerve to say no" is an awesome some any day.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 6:48 PM

They're fucking old. Old people should play folk music for old men with bald heads and ponytails and old women with short, ugly haircuts. In, like, Florida.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 6:56 PM

^ correct. Just do a cover spread for AARP magazine and get it over with.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 9:42 PM

Yo grandmother fuckers..

Show some fuckin respect. She's doing her thing with the same band, having fun, and getting decent press for her band at like 100 years old.

Pretty remarkable and uncharted territory (is that right? Joan Jett older or younger?) for a woman in rock.

I'm not really into her stuff, but I hope I'm still doing shows at her age.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 5:30 AM

overrated...? nah. Blondie singles after 30+ years still sound timeless.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 9:53 AM

I saw Blondie two years ago, and they were fantastic. During "Heart of Glass", they incorporated "Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough" into it. The percolating grove and Debbie's (still) sexy voice were hypnotic. Pure ecstacy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 11:04 AM

The 9/17 show in Clark is free...

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 1:55 PM

$70 bucks? c'mon....

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