NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present Blondie on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. The band will be performing songs from their latest album Panic of Girls, as well as the biggest hits from their four-decade career including “One Way Or Another,” “Heart Of Glass,” and “Call Me.” Tickets range from $35-75.
As Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and pioneers of rock and new wave, Blondie has come a long way from CBGB’s and the Bowery. From their roots in the psychedelic 70s to selling more than 40 million albums globally and repeatedly reaching the top of the charts, Blondie forged a new path in rock to become arguably the most popular crossover band.
In addition to their chart-topping classics, Debbie Harry, Clem Burke, and Chris Stein, along with newer Blondie band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler, and Matt Katz-Bohen, will be playing songs from their ninth studio album, Panic of Girls. Drawing inspiration from their surroundings in Woodstock, New York, Panic of Girls is the group’s first album since 2003’s The Curse of Blondie.
Opening for Blondie is the New Jersey-native rock band The Smithereens. Formed in 1980, The Smithereens are known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop. They have collaborated with numerous musicians, both in the studio and live, such as Suzanne Vega, Belinda Carlisle, and The Kinks. The highest position a Smithereens album attained on the Billboard pop charts was in 1990, when 11 peaked at #41 on the strength of the single “A Girl Like You,” which hit #38. “A Girl Like You” was originally written to be the title track for the 1989 film Say Anything…. Their latest studio album of original material is titled 2011.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 1-732-246-7469, or visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.