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Yahoo! News - 7th May 2008

Blondie connects "Parallel Lines" to tour

Wed May 7, 6:30 PM ET

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Blondie will mark the 30th birthday of its "Parallel Lines" with a summer tour and an expanded anniversary edition of the album.

The reissued set, due June 24 via Capitol/EMI, will add four bonus tracks, as well as a DVD featuring three music videos and a previously unreleased TV performance from the BBC's "Top of the Pops." The package also includes a booklet containing images from the original album photo session.

"Parallel Lines" peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in April 1979 and spawned Blondie's first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, "Heart of Glass."

Blondie takes to the road this summer for performances in the U.S. Europe, Russia and Israel on its "Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary Tour." The U.S. leg includes dates at amusement parks and a zoo.

Here are Blondie's U.S. tour dates:

June 5: Baltimore (Ramshead)

June 6: Englewood, N.J. (Bergen Performing Arts)

June 8: Jackson N.J. (Great Adventure)

June 10: Kingston, N.Y. (Broadway Theatre)

June 12: Ontario, Canada (Casino Rama)

June 13: Ontario, Canada (Casino Rama)

June 14: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Seneca Events Center)

June 17: Red Bank, N.J. (Count Basie Theatre)

June 18: Farmingville, N.Y. (Brookhaven)

June 20: Hyannis, Mass. (Cape Cod Melody)

June 21: Cohasset, Mass. (South Shore Music Circus)

June 22: New York (Nokia Theatre)

June 24: Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky Center) 

June 26: Chester, W.V. (Mountaineer Racetrack) 

June 27: Chicago (Lincoln Park Zoo) 

June 28: Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest) 

Reuters/Billboard

Link: Yahoo! News - 7th May 2008


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