Blondie and Garbage to embark on massive summer tour

As the winter blues are starting to set in, many bands have recently announced plans to hit the road during the warmer months. Now, we’ve gotten word that the summer will be getting a little more snarky and fun. On Wednesday (Feb. 8), Blondie and Garbage announced plans to hit the road for a joint summer tour. The trek, which has been named the “Rage and Rapture” tour will kick off on July 5 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California and wrap up over a month later on August 12 at the Southside Ballroom in Dallas.

According to a press release from both groups, more tour dates will be added at a later date. Hitting the road alongside the two acts will be John Doe & Exene Cervenka and Deap Vally. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will provide support on the first leg of the tour while Deap Vally will provide support during the second leg.

Tickets for the “Rage and Rapture” tour will go on sale beginning next Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. For those who want to get their hands on tickets ahead of everyone else, pre-sales are currently available here using the password RAGEANDRAPTURE.

In addition to the massive tour announcement, Blondie has also confirmed the release of their eleventh studio album, Pollinator. Pollinator is set to be released on May 5 through BMG and pr-orders are available on the band’s website. Last week, the New York-founded group unleashed the first song from the impending release “Fun.” That new song can be streamed here.

As for Garbage, the Wisconsin-founded band released their sixth studio album Strange Little Birds last June. The record debuted at the number one spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums chart. This summer, the group will follow-up the album’s release with their coffee table book, This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake; the title is a direct line from their song “Push It” off of 1998’s Version 2.0. The book is currently available for pre-orders here.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the “Rage and Rapture” tour can be seen below.


July 5 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery*

July 7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*

July 8 – Las Vegas NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater*

July 12 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield*

July 14 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre*

July 16 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*

July 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*

July 19 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino*

July 21 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino-Mystic Showroom*

July 22 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival*

July 25 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark**

July 26 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For Performing Arts**

July 28 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre**

July 29 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts**

July 30 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion**

August 1 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre**

August 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts**

August 5 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater**

August 8 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena**

August 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live**

August 11 – Austin, TX  @ ACL Live**

August 12 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom**


* w/ John Doe & Exene Cervenka

** w/ Deap Vally

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