Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary Press Release - 6th May 2008

BLONDIE’S ‘PARALLEL LINES’ TO BE REISSUED JUNE 24 BY CAPITOL/EMI IN EXPANDED 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

CD/DVD Adds Bonus Tracks, Classic Promo Videos & Previously Unreleased BBC TV Performance to Original Album Tracks

Blondie’s “Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary Tour” Begins June 5 in Baltimore

Hollywood, California – May 6, 2008 – On June 24, Capitol/EMI will release an expanded 30th Anniversary Edition of Blondie’s Parallel Lines album, which has sold more than 20 million copies around the world since its 1978 debut. The commemorative CD/DVD release adds four bonus audio tracks, three classic music videos and a previously unreleased TV performance from the BBC’s “Top Of The Pops” to the album’s original tracklist, as well as a booklet containing the original album photo session. 

Parallel Lines peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and included Blondie’s first #1 hit, “Heart Of Glass,” named one of the greatest songs ever by Blender magazine. The iconic album also features the smash hit “One Way Or Another” as well as “Hanging On The Telephone” and “Sunday Girl.”

This summer, the legendary New York City icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees return to doing what they do best: hitting the road to sold-out performances across the U.S. and Europe on the band’s “Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary Tour.” Says Blondie’s Chris Stein, "We are looking forward to seeing new and old fans out there this summer. We have been doing pretty much the same show for several tours now, and this time we have more rehearsal time than usual and we’re going to try to take it a bit further."

For more information, visit: www.myspace.com/blondie.

Blondie: Parallel Lines (30th Anniversary Edition) (CD/DVD)
CD
1. Hanging On The Telephone
2. One Way Or Another
3. Picture This
4. Fade Away And Radiate
5. Pretty Baby
6. I Know But I Don't Know
7. 11:59
8. Will Anything Happen?
9. Sunday Girl
10. Heart Of Glass 
11. I'm Gonna Love You Too
12. Just Go Away
Bonus tracks:
13. Heart Of Glass – [7" single version]
14. Sunday Girl – [French version]
15. Fade Away And Radiate [108 BPM Remix]
16. Hanging On The Telephone [Nosebleed Handbag Remix]

DVD
1. Picture This - [promo video]
2. Hanging On The Telephone – [promo video]
3. Heart Of Glass – [promo video]
4. Sunday Girl – [BBC TV, “Top Of The Pops”] – previously unreleased

Blondie - “Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary Tour” (confirmed dates)
June
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

July
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

August
Friday 8/1/08 Norway Storas Festival
Saturday 8/2/08 Oslo, Norway Rockerfeller

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Media Contacts:

For Capitol/EMI:
Jennifer Ballantyne – EMI Music Marketing - (323) 871-5494 / jennifer.ballantyne@emicap.com

For Blondie:
Tiffany Youhanna - 10th Street Entertainment / Eleven Seven Music - tiffany@10thst.com

 

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