Blondie is Hittin' the Road

May 8, 2008


On June 24, Blondie will release an expanded 30th Anniversary Edition of their landmark album Parallel Lines, which has sold more than 20 million copies around the world since its 1978 debut. Woo hoo. The Band will mark the 30th birthday of their classic LP by hitting the road this summer for performances in the U.S. Europe, Russia and Israel. The U.S. leg includes dates at amusement parks and a zoo.

Pretty awesome. I can’t wait to jam out with some orangutans at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago while Debbie Harry busts out her classic rhymes from “Rapture.” Although seeing a lion eat a neon-wearing hipster would make my day as well. Here’s the full tour schedule…

Blondie - “Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary Tour” (confirmed dates)
Thursday 6/5/08      Baltimore, MD             Ramshead 
Friday 6/6/08          Englewood, NJ             Bergen Performing Arts 
Sunday 6/8/08          Jackson NJ             Great Adventure 
Tuesday 6/10/08     Kingston, NY             Broadway Theatre
Thursday 6/12/08      Ontario, CAN             Casino Rama 
Friday 6/13/08         Ontario, CAN             Casino Rama 
Saturday 6/14/08      Niagara Falls, NY         Seneca Events Center 
Tuesday 6/17/08      Red Bank, NJ             Count Basie Theatre 
Wednesday 6/18/08      Farmingville, NY         Brookhaven 
Friday 6/20/08          Hyannis, MA             Cape Cod Melody 
Saturday 6/21/08      Cohasset, MA             South Shore Music Circus
Sunday 6/22/08      New York, NY             Nokia Theatre 
Tuesday 6/24/08      Louisville, KY             Kentucky Center 
Thursday 6/26/08      Chester, WV             Mountaineer Racetrack 
Friday 6/27/08          Chicago, IL             Lincoln Park Zoo 
Saturday 6/28/08      Milwaukee, WI             Summerfest
Thursday 7/3/08      Tel Aviv, Israel            Raanana Amphitheatre 
Saturday 7/5/08      Guilford, UK            Guilfest 
Sunday 7/6/08          Bristol, UK            Academy
Tuesday 7/8/08        St. Petersburg, Russia        Oktyabrski
Wednesday 7/9/08         Moscow, Russia         B1
Thursday 7/10/08      Helsinki, Finland        House Of Culture 
Saturday 7/12/08     Belgium, Brussels         Rock Zottegem 
Sunday 7/13/08      Zurich, Switzerland        Xtra Limmitshaus 
Tuesday 7/15/08      Luxembourg            Den Atelier 
Wednesday 7/16/08      Amsterdam, Netherlands    Paradiso 
Friday 7/18/08          Barcelona, Spain        Summercase Festival 
Saturday 7/19/08      Madrid, Spain             Summercase Festival
Sunday 7/20/08      Suffolk, UK            Latitude Festival 
Tuesday 7/22/08      Liverpool, UK             Liverpool Pops 
Thursday 7/24/08      Galway, Ireland         Ireland Arts Festival 
Friday 7/25/08          Dublin, Ireland            Vicar Street 
Saturday 7/26/08      Glasgow, Scotland         Academy
Monday 7/28/08        London, UK            Motorshow Music Festival
Thursday 7/31/08    Sweden                        Storsjoyran Festival
Friday 8/1/08        Norway                Storas Festival
Saturday 8/2/08        Oslo, Norway            Rockerfeller