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Blondie, Devo, Peter Gabriel Announce Fall Tours, ’80s Stage a Nostalgia Coup

Debbie Harry (Erika Goldring/Getty) / Mark Mothersbaugh (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty)

Perhaps the 1980s finally sensed that the 1990s have been encroaching on its nostalgia-du-jour territory, because today Blondie, Devo, and Peter Gabriel all announced fall U.S. tour dates. Debbie Harry and Co. are teaming up with Mark Mothersbaugh (who recently shared a track with SPIN from his latest, the score for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom) and his crew. Only four dates have been confirmed so far, but as Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, Devo’s website promises more dates soon. Blondie are still promoting last summer’s LP Panic of Girls, while Devo are riding out 2010’s Something for Everybody, for which Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale shared some band-history secrets with SPIN back when it dropped.

Gabriel, meanwhile, will be feeling the light and the heat a little more widely, in 13 major-city destinations; according to a press release, “additional dates could be announced,” too. The tour both supports last year’s New Blood and commemorates the 25th (well, technically, 26th, considering its 1986 release) anniversary of So, Gabriel’s seminal fifth studio effort, which will also get a special edition reissue, with a “super deluxe” box set option, on September 18 (his isn’t the only iconic ’80s album announcing a 25th birthday celebration, either). The tour falls just before election season, about which Rush Limbaugh is surely stoked.

Blondie/Devo Fall 2012 Tour Dates (Initial):
September 7 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 8 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheatre
September 11- Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
September 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

Peter Gabriel Fall 2012 North American Tour Dates:
September 16 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
September 18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
September 19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 23 – Wantaugh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
September 24 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 26 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
September 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
September 30 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
October 2 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
October 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Showroom
October 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 9 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl