Posted in music | tour dates on May 12, 2014

Buy new album at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to get a wristband to an exclusive show.

Blondie

Blondie are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band this year and will release a new double-disc set, Blondie 4(0) Ever, this week (5/13). One of the discs is a brand new 12-song studio album titled Ghosts of Download, which features The Gossip's Beth Ditto on one song songs, plus NYC club fixture Miss Guy, and Oakland-based Panamanian rappers Los Rakas. There's also a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax." You can stream "Sugar on the Side" (featuring Colombian group Systema Solar) below.

The other disc is Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits which features Blondie doing brand new studio recordings of their biggest songs. Stream "One Way or Another" from that below. There's also a deluxe version of the two-disc set that comes with a DVD of Blondie's 1977 CBGB performance, a replica vintage poster and 5 postcards of Chris Stein photos. More info in the releases below.

Here in their hometown of New York, Brooklyn record store and music venue Rough Trade will be celebrating Blondie's 40th anniversary with an installation in "The Room" with vintage Chris Stein photos, projection of the live at CBGB DVD and postcards fans are encouraged to dedicate and "post" on the wall to the band. The band will also be playing a special, intimate, full-set show at Rough Trade on May 19 (that's one week from today). To go, you need to purchase Blondie 4(0) Ever starting on Tuesday, May 13 at the store and receive a wristband good for access to the show.

The Rough Trade show is the first of four Blondie events happening this month. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will engage in live conversation with music journalist Anthony DeCurtis at 92Y in NYC on 5/28, and you can catch the band in Atlantic City on 5/24 and in Bethlehem, PA on 5/25. All dates are listed, along with album info and song streams below...

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Blondie - "Sugar on the Side"

Blondie - "One Way Or Another"

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You can pre-order the standard edition of the new album (on Amazon or Best Buy) and the deluxe edition (Amazon, Best Buy). Plus, if you pre-order the digital version from iTunes or Amazon MP3, you'll get three Ghosts of Download bonus tracks. The iTunes pre-order also comes with an instant download of "I Want to Drag You Around."

Blondie 4(0) Ever tracklist:

Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits
• Heart of Glass
• Dreaming
• Tide Is High
• Maria
• Sunday Girl
• Hanging on the Telephone
• Rapture
• One Way or Another
• Call Me
• Atomic
• Rip Her to Shreds

Ghosts of Download
• Sugar on the Side
• Rave
• A Rose By Any Name
• I Want To Drag You Around
• Winter
• I Screwed Up
• Relax
• Take Me In The Night
• Make A Way
• Mile High
• Euphoria
• Take It Back

Blondie -- 2014 Tour Dates
05/19/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (wristband required)
05/24/14 Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana Casino & Resort
05/25/14 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/28/14 New York, NY @ 92Y (Debbie Harry & Chris Stein in Conversation with AnthonyDeCurtis)
06/10/14 Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
06/12/14 Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest Festival
06/14/14 Esbjerg, Denmark @ Esbjerg Rock Festival
06/18/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
06/19/14 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
06/21/14 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
06/23/14 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
06/24/14 Hamburg, Germany @ Große Freiheit
06/25/14 Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
06/27/14 Pilton, England @ Glastonbury Festival
06/29/14 Sheffield, England @ O2 Academy Sheffield
07/01/14 London, England @ Virgin
07/03/14 Barcelona, Spain @ Pedralbes Gardens
07/04/14 Herouville St-Clair, Normandy @ Chateau De Beauregard
07/07/14 Argelès-sur-Mer, France @ Les Deferlantes
07/10/14 Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/11/14 Quebec City, Quebec @ Festival d'Ete International de Quebec
07/18/14 Pemberton, British Columbia @ Pemberton Music Festival
08/16/14 Chelmsford, England @ V Festival
08/17/14 Stafford, England @ V Festival
08/22/14 Paris, France @ Roc En Seine
08/31/14 Namur, Belgium @ La Fête des Solidarités
10/03/14 Valley Center, CA @ Harrah's Rincon

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Comments (14)

Blondie can't sell big venues anymore, huh? Sad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 3:10 PM

^its promo for new album..relax

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 3:12 PM

sucks live :(

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 3:21 PM

It's Colombian group, not Columbian!
Common, try to not be an ignorant American.

Posted by ME | May 12, 2014 3:44 PM

Guess they're getting a shitload of money to tour Europe.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 3:52 PM

Pretty cool free show

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:38 PM

Is this an album signing too or just a performance?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:56 PM

@4:56,

if you actually read the post it says "The band will also be playing a special, intimate, full-set show at Rough Trade on May 19 "

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 5:32 PM

Hey 5:32, I did read the post but it still doesn't answer my question.

The release talks about the Blondie installation/exhibit, and "ALSO" the "special, intimate, full-set show."

No word(or implication) of an album signing, but I know Rough Trade does them from time to time. Hence my inquiry.

Thanks for your attempt at being a smart ass though. Better luck next time.

Posted by 4:56 | May 12, 2014 6:05 PM

Please more US dates!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 8:08 PM

BV meetup on the 28th? Wife and I are going to this. So nice to see BV covering something that I've been talking about all day.

Posted by Matt Fuller | May 12, 2014 11:55 PM

Haha 11:55, a BV meetup?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 8:15 AM

Sounds dangerous!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 10:09 AM

This new song of theirs is utter shit, but thanks for introducing me to Systema Solar (even though they aren't credited)... they are great :D

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2014 9:39 AM

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