• Mon. May 20th, 2024

What seems to be an interesting mashup is getting great reviews. Rock and roll legends Elvis Costello and Blondie have teamed up for a co-headlining tour.

The 13 date run launched just a few days ago. Luckily, it’s hitting Las Vegas’ Pearl Concert Theater on August 1st.

The Tour So Far.

Setlists from the Bethel, NY and Uncasville, CT shows have showed both artists playing some of their earliest tunes.

Aside from songs from their early years, newer tracks have been played as well. Most surprisingly though, Blondie did a cover of the recent Lil Nas X hit “Old Town Road”.

Fans who have attended the first two shows have been quoted saying both artists “still have it”, even after their 40+ year careers. Age and health scares are not slowing these two down any time soon!

If you are in the Vegas area next week, don’t miss your chance to sing along to “Pump It Up” or “Atomic”. Find tickets to the show HERE .

Additional Tour Dates:

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

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos for promotional use only

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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