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Deborah Harry to Hit Road; Flaming Lips Join Hometown Parade

Plus news on Jonny Greenwood and BSS' Kevin Drew.

Seminal Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry, featured in Spin’s special October issue on 1977, the year punk exploded, has unveiled an 18-date solo tour behind the release of Necessary Evil,her first solo album in 14 years, which dropped to store shelvesearlier this week. Alongside her backing band, Harry will ignite theouting Nov. 8 at New York City’s Fillmore, then stroll into anassortment of locales nationwide, including Miami, Dallas, Denver, andLos Angeles, among others.

Deborah Harry tour dates:

11/8, New York, NY (Fillmore)
11/9, Glenside, PA (Keswick Theater)
11/10, Ledyard, CT (Foxwoods Casino)
11/13, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
11/14, Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
11/16, Miami, FL (Jackie Gleason Theatre)
11/17, Tampa, FL (Tampa Theatre)
11/20, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall)
11/23, Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theater)
11/24, Indianapolis, IN (Vogue)
11/27, Tulsa, OK (Brady Theater)
11/28, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
11/30, Kansas City, MO (Ameristar Casino)
12/1, Denver, CO (Bluebird Theatre)
12/4, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
12/7, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater)
12/8, Las Vegas, NV (Santa Fe Station Casino)
12/9, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)

Flaming Lips Join Hometown Halloween Parade

Got Halloween plans? Well, if not, you could head to Oklahoma City and celebrate with the purveyors of wacky, merry hijinks the Flaming Lips, for the band have agreed to front their hometown’s Halloween parade, slated for Oct. 27. Initially invited by The Oklahoma Gazette for the first annual Ghouls Gone Wild parade, Wayne Coyne and crew have dove in head first, coining the March of a Thousand Flaming Skeletonstitle and inviting up to 1,000 fans to get involved in what the trioare calling “a symbolic procession glorifying the beauty of death andthe boundless flame of love and life,” Pitchfork reports.Whoa, spooky. But there’s one catch: a $25 fee. Guess what it’s for?Costumes, naturally. Yep, the Flaming Lips will solve your long searchfor the perfect Halloween disguise with a simple fee. Santas? Aliens?Who knows… Fans interested in joining the fun must be over 18 years oldand should email [email protected] for furtherdetails. A band spokesperson was unavailable for comment at press time.

Jonny Greenwood Penned Soundtrack to Hit CD

Thoughhis, um, other project Radiohead, you know, are changing the face ofthe music industry with yesterday’s exclusive online release of In Rainbows, axe-wizard Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s film There Will Be Blood will see a little conventional release love, NME.com reports. The album, a 10-track affair, will drop Dec. 18 just prior to the film’s premier. According to IMDB.com, There Will Be Bloodis a story about “family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around aturn-of-the-century Texas prospector (Daniel Day-Lewis) in the earlydays of the business,” and will hit theatres in January 2008.

There Will Be Blood tracklisting:

1. “Open Spaces”
2. “Future Markets”
3. “Prospectors Arrive”
4. “Eat Him By His Own Light”
5. “Henry Plainview”
6. “There Will Be Blood”
7. “Oil”
8. “Proven Lands”
9. “HW/Hope of New Fields”
10. “Smear”

BSS’ Kevin Drew Maps ‘Spirit’ Tour

TotingBroken Social Scenesters Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff, plusAmerican Analog Set’s Andrew Kenny, Treble Charger’s Bill Pirdle andUncut’s Sam Goldberg, BSS principal Kevin Drew will hit the road in support of Spirit If…,the songwriter’s solo record, which dropped this past September.Kicking off in Seattle Oct. 26, the 16-date outing will then hit WestCoast cities like Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, beforemoving east and dropping into Cleveland, Chicago, New York, andPhiladelphia, among others.

Kevin Drew tour dates:

10/26, Seattle, WA (The Moore)
10/27, Portland, OR (Aladdin Theatre)
10/29, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
10/30, Los Angeles, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
11/1, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
11/3, Chicago, IL (Metro)
11/4, Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
11/5, Urbana, IL (Canopy Club)
11/6, Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theater)
11/9, Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
11/12, Burlington, VT (Ira Allen Chapel)
11/13, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
11/14, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
11/16, Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
11/17, Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
11/18, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)

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