In the famous words of Concrete Blonde‘s bassist/singer/songwriter Johnette Napolitano, “But if it’s love your lookin’ for / Well I can give a little more.” Contained within cross-over hit “Joey”, Napolitano sang about her love affair with alcoholic Wall of Voodoo frontman Marc Moreland, but the lyrics more recently seem to address the band’s relationship with one another and their fans.
In 2001, after an eight year hiatus, Concrete Blonde reunited to record two albums and subsequently “retire” in June of 2006. But it seems Concrete Blonde isn’t ready to fill their its with shuffleboard and bridge. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of critically-acclaimed and commercially successful Bloodletting, the band will be performing the album in its entirety during a nine-city tour beginning June 8th in Boston.
Titled “Joey’s 20th Birthday: The Vampires Rise” (recalling two of the albums singles) the band will be traveling down the east coast of the US, then heading west, before making appearances in California. A complete list of dates follow, with no indication whether more dates will be added in the future. Tickets to most of the stops can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
Concrete Blonde 2010 Tour Dates:
06/08 - Boston, MA @ Royal Boston
06/10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
06/18 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
06/19 – Austin, TX @ Emos
06/21 – Arvada, CO @ Arvada Center for the Arts
06/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
06/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom-Regency
06/28 – Hollywood, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre