Blondie and Pat Benatar Launch 2009 Summer Tour!

Two Female Rock Icons Share Stage Together For First Time Ever

News release: 11 May 2009

New York, NY --- (May 11, 2009) - For the first time ever, two pioneering rock legends, Blondie and Pat Benatar, will share the stage on the Call Me Invincible tour. They will be joined by special guests The Donnas. They will embark on a trek across the U.S., beginning in Saratoga, CA on July 21st and ending August 23rd in Houston, TX. The Blondie and Benatar ticket gives fans of all ages three decades of hits from the two female rock icons for the price of one!

Says Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry, "Pat Benatar is not only a friend, but a fearless female rocker who has entertained me and her wealth of fans for so many years. This will be a reunion for us both and being able to bring our two shows to fans across the country is very exciting!"

Between Blondie and Benatar, the tour will feature songs from a combined ten Platinum albums, eight #1 Hits and countless other favorites including "Heart of Glass," "Heartbreaker," "Call Me," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Rapture," "Invincible," "One Way or Another" and "Love is a Battlefield."

Pat Benatar adds, "Deborah and I have been friends forever. I'm thrilled that we're finally getting an opportunity to tour together, it should be a blast."

The tour also showcases original artwork created by New Orleans artist, Tim Neil. His unique design will be the recognizable image of the tour featuring the clever blending of both iconic faces and will also be available for purchase on select merchandise items.

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About Blondie

Blondie emerged as one of the great pop icons of the late-'70s new wave punk scene by defying easy categorization. They wrote great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. They had the hippest clothes and the coolest hair. Debbie Harry went from the pages of Punk magazine to the covers of mainstream publications everywhere. They made an indelible mark with hits including "Heart of Glass," "Call Me," "The Tide Is High" and "Island of Lost Souls." Blondie reunited in the late-'90s, and in 2008, they celebrated the 30-year anniversary of Parallel Lines with a re-release of the album that sold over 20 million copies. Blondie is currently writing for their first new record since 2004's The Curse of Blondie.

About Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American singer best known for hit songs "Love Is a Battlefield" and the iconic 80's hits "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" and "Heartbreaker". Benatar is a top-selling artist, and one of the 1980s Top Platinum Album Recipients, according to the Recording Industry Association of America with 12.5 million certified units, including two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums, plus 19 Top 40 singles to her credit. Recognized for her thrilling mezzo-soprano vocal range, Billboard Magazine ranked Benatar as the most successful female rock vocalist of all-time.

Pat Benatar was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame at the Second Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala held October 30, 2008. In her acceptance letter, Pat said, "My upbringing, and the values and ideals I learned back in my hometown kept me grounded. I never forget that a small town girl from Lindenhurst, LI actually got the chance to live her dreams." She added, "Long Island girls ROCK!"

Blondie and Pat Benatar: Call Me Invincible Tour 2009 Dates

Tue. July 21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Wed. July 22 Livermore, CA The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
Sat. July 25 Lemoore, CA Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
Sun. July 26 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheater
Tue. July 28 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
Wed. July 29 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Casino - The Lakes
Sat. August 1 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheater
Sun. August 2 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
Tue. August 4 Vienna, VA The Filene Center
Wed. August 5 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook - US Cellular Pavilion
Fri. August 7 Bethlehem, PA Bethlehem Musikfest
Sat. August 8 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
Tue. August 11 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Thu. August 13 Brooklyn, NY Asser Levy Park
Sat. August 15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Mon. August 17 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Pavilion
Thu. August 20 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
Sat. August 22 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort
Sun. August 23 Houston, TX The Arena Theater

Blondie 2009 Tour Dates

Sat. July 18 Oakville, CA Robert Mondavi Winery
Sun. July 19 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
Fri. July 31 Marksville, LA Paragon Casino Resort
Mon. August 10 Morristown, NJ Community Theater at Mayo Center
Tue. August 18 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
Tue. August 25 Colorado Springs, CO Pike's Peak
Wed. August 26 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Fri. August 28 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Sat. August 29 Wendover, NV Peppermill Wendover Casino
Mon. August 31 Winterbrook, CA Quechan Casino
Tue. September 1 Las Vegas, NV Pure Nightclub in Caesar’s Palace
Wed. September 2 Tucson, AZ Desert Diamond Event Center

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo 2009 Tour Dates

Fri. June 26 Daytona Beach, FL Peabody Auditorium
Sat. June 27 St. Petersburg, FL Tropicana Field
Sun. June 28 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Tue. June 30 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Thu. July 2 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sat. July 4 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park
Wed. July 8 Beaumont, CA Stewart Park
Thu. July 9 Escondido, CA Valley View Casino
Fri. July 10 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sat. July 11 Wendover, NV Peppermill Wendover Casino
Tue. July 14 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Fri. July 17 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Sat. July 18 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Sun. July 19 Toppenish, WA Yakama Nation Legends Casino
Fri. July 31 Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
Sun. Aug. 9 Westbury, NY The Capital One Bank Theatre
Wed. Aug. 12 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino
Sun. Aug. 16 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino
Fri. Aug. 21 Marksville, LA Paragon Casino
Wed. Aug. 26 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
Thu. Aug. 27 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
Fri. Sept. 4 Morton, MN Jackpot Junction Casino
Fri. Sept. 11 Santa Clarita, CA College of the Canyons PAC
Fri. Oct. 16 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Sat. Oct. 17 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
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Tour artwork by Neil
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