Blondie And Elvis Costello & The Imposters Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Debbie Harry of Blondie
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– Debbie Harry of Blondie
Debbie Harry of Blondie is her unique self when the band performs at the Roundhouse in London May 3.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie announced a co-headlining U.S. summer tour on Tuesday.

The two artists, who helped define new wave in the late ’70s and early ’80s, will hit the road beginning July 20 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y. The tour will wind its way along the East Coast before several West Coast dates; the string of gigs concludes Aug. 10 at Seattle’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.

Other highlights include a July 24 show at Queens’ Forest Hill Stadium and an Aug. 5 performance at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.

Both artists have remained active. In 2017, Blondie released its 11th studio album, Pollinator, which featured contributions from Joan Jett, Johnny Marr, Sia, Dave Sitek, Dev Hynes and more. Costello, meanwhile, reunited with The Imposters in late 2018 for Look Now, his first album with that group in a decade. 

Elvis Costello
John Davisson
– Elvis Costello
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.

Activity in the studio has been matched by a consistent road presence. Blondie’s 2017 co-headlining tour with Garbage grossed $5.2 million, securing a spot on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart that year.

Costello successfully toured with the Imposters throughout last year. In March 2018, three dates at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. sold 3,919 tickets and grossed $431,275. The band’s fall tour included sold-out dates at Boston’s Wang Theatre and Chicago’s Vic Theater, which grossed $264,734 and $137,657, respectively.

Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale on April 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Find the complete list of dates below.

July 20 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 21 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
July 23 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
July 24 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
July 26 – Washington DC – The Anthem
July 27 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Theater At The Palms
August 2 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Summit
August 4 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
August 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
August 7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
August 8 – San Francisco, CA – Concord Pavilion
August 10 – Seattle, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery