Two of rock 'n' roll's most badass frontwomen -- Blondie's Debbie Harry and Garbage's Shirley Manson -- are headed to the casino.
A (very slightly) hackier writer might say, "Jackpot!"
Both bands announced plans Wednesday to double-headline Mystic Lake Casino on July 21. Tickets -- $65-$99 -- go on sale 10 a.m. February 17 via the Mystic box office and website. John Doe & Exene Cervenka have opening duties in Prior Lake.
Blondie, of course, are a pioneering punk/new-wave band from New York City; the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are set to release their 11th album, Pollinator, on May 5. Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio), Nick Valensi (the Strokes), Johnny Marr (the Smiths) all contributed to the new album.
And the '90s alt-rock sensation Garbage dropped Strange Little Birds, their sixth album, last June. Regional connection: Drummer/superproducer Butch Vig is from nearby Viroqua, Wisconsin.
Here's the complete lineup for this summer's Blondie-Garbage tour:
July 5 - The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
July 7 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
July 8 - The Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas NV
July 12 - Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
July 14 - Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID
July 16 - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
July 18 - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO
July 19 - Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino, Council Bluffs, IA
July 21 - Mystic Lake Casino—Mystic Showroom, Prior Lake, MN
July 22 - Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
July 25 - Artpark, Lewiston, NY
July 26 - Sony Centre For Performing Arts, Toronto, ON
July 28 - Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
July 29 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
July 30 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
August 1 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
August 2 - Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
August 5 - The Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
August 8 - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena, Hollywood, FL
August 9 - Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
August 11 – ACL Live, Austin, TX
August 12 - Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX