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The No Exit Tour[1] was a 1998–1999 world tour by American new wave band Blondie to promote their revival and reformation as a band and their latest album No Exit, which was released during the tour. The tour marked the band's first live performances in sixteen years, save for small festival appearances in 1997.

No Exit Tour
World tour by Blondie
Associated albumNo Exit
Start dateOctober 26, 1998
End dateDecember 31, 1999
Legs7
No. of shows63 in Europe
45 in North America
2 in Oceania
110 played
Blondie concert chronology

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The tour was announced in 1998 and 1999, with tickets going on sale soon after the announcements. The second leg of the North American dates was announced through NBC's Today Show in June 1999.[2]

The 13-month-long tour visited venues across Europe, with a UK and Ireland leg, Australia, before progressing to North America for the 1999 dates, with the USA leg beginning with a heavily promoted 'Blondie's Back' concert on the same day as the release of the album No Exit.

Several songs recorded during the tour were released as No Exit single's B-sides and bonus tracks on several editions of the album itself. Elements of five individual shows were later collected together into the 1999 Live live album. Blondie's performance on February 23, 1999 at New York's Town Hall was released on the Live video album.

Opening actsEdit

  • Bryan Adams (April 30, 1999)[3]
  • Squeeze (June 18–22; November 19 & 27 1999)[3]
  • Sponge (May 19, 1999)[4]
  • Dangerman (May 19, 1999)[4]
  • Reel Big Fish (August 15 & 20; September 4, 1999)[3]
  • Flirt (October 23, 1999)

Set listEdit

1998 Average Setlist
  1. "Dreaming"
  2. "Hanging on the Telephone"
  3. "Screaming Skin"
  4. "Atomic"
  5. "Forgive and Forget"
  6. "Shayla"
  7. "Union City Blue"
  8. "Sunday Girl"
  9. "Maria"
  10. "Call Me"
  11. "In the Flesh"
  12. "Rapture"
  13. "Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room"
  14. "Rip Her to Shreds"

    Notes
  • "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Maria" also opened the show once or twice.
  • "Living in the Real World" and "Heart of Glass" also closed the show on occasion, along with "In the Flesh", "Denis", "One Way or Another" and "The Tide Is High".
  • Songs like "X Offender" and "Sometimes I" (Plasmatics cover) also appeared at various concerts.
1999 Average Setlist
  1. "Dreaming"
  2. "Hanging on the Telephone"
  3. "Screaming Skin"
  4. "Atomic"
  5. "Forgive and Forget"
  6. "Rapture"
  7. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl"
  8. "Sunday Girl"
  9. "Maria"
  10. "The Tide is High"
  11. "Call Me"
  12. "Rip Her to Shreds"
  13. "One Way or Another"
  14. "Heart of Glass"



Notes[5]

  • "Forgive and Forget", "Atomic", "Call Me" and "Rip Her to Shreds" also opened the show sometimes.
  • "Heart of Glass" and "One Way or Another" alternated closing the show, with "Atomic", "Call Me" and "The Tide is High" also closing the show once or twice.
  • "Shayla", "X Offender" and "Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room" appeared in some concerts.
Sample setlist (February 23, 1999, New York)
  1. "Dreaming"
  2. "Hanging on the Telephone"
  3. "Screaming Skin"
  4. "Forgive and Forget"
  5. "Shayla"
  6. "Sunday Girl"
  7. "Maria"
  8. "Call Me"
  9. "Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room"
  10. "In the Flesh"
  11. "Rapture"
  12. "Rip Her to Shreds"
  13. "X Offender"
  14. "Atomic"
  15. "One Way or Another"
  16. "Heart of Glass"
Sample setlist (November 7, 1999, London)
  1. "Forgive and Forget"
  2. "Rapture"
  3. "Screaming Skin"
  4. "Atomic"
  5. "Dreaming"
  6. "Hanging on the Telephone"
  7. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl"
  8. "The Dream's Lost on Me"
  9. "Under the Gun"
  10. "Night Wind Sent"
  11. "The Tide is High"
  12. "Sunday Girl"
  13. "Maria"
  14. "Rip Her to Shreds"
  15. "Call Me"

Encore

  1. "Denis"
  2. "No Exit"
  3. "Break On Through (to the Other Side)" (The Doors cover)
  4. "Heart of Glass"
Sample festival setlist (June 25, 1999, Glastonbury Festival)

Tour dates[2][6]Edit

Date City Country Venue
Europe
October 26, 1998 Stockholm Sweden Cirkus
October 28, 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Store Vega
November 1, 1998 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
November 2, 1998 Hamburg Germany Hamburg Docks Music Hall
November 4, 1998 Paris France Le Bataclan
November 5, 1998 Amsterdam Netherlands Milk Weg Max
November 7, 1998 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
November 9, 1998 Wolverhampton United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall
November 10, 1998 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
November 12, 1998 Manchester Manchester Apollo
November 13, 1998 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
November 15, 1998 Campione d'Italia Italy Casino Municipale
November 17, 1998 Dublin Ireland Olympia Theatre
November 18, 1998
November 19, 1998 Glasgow United Kingdom Barrowlands
November 21, 1998 London Lyceum Theatre
November 22, 1998
November 23, 1998 Nottingham Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
November 25, 1998 Newport Newport Centre
November 26, 1998 Reading Rivermead Centre
November 28, 1998 Poole Poole Arts Centre
November 29, 1998 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
Oceania
December 31, 1998 Lorne Australia Lorne Falls Festival Site
January 2, 1999 Sydney Capitol Theatre
North America
February 23, 1999 New York City United States The Town Hall
March 2, 1999 Montreal Canada Le Poing J
March 10, 1999 Las Vegas United States House of Blues
Europe
April 30, 1999 Madrid Spain Indoor Bullring
May 1, 1999 San Sebastian Velódromo de Anoeta
May 2, 1999 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
North America
May 14, 1999 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Casino
May 15, 1999 Boston Orpheum Theater
May 16, 1999 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
May 18, 1999 Philadelphia United States Tower Theater
May 19, 1999 Washington, D.C. The Nation
May 22, 1999 Tinley Park Jamboree Festival
May 23, 1999 Detroit Fox Theater
May 25, 1999 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
May 27, 1999 Las Vegas The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
May 28, 1999 Universal City Universal Amphitheater
May 29, 1999[3] San Diego Open Air Theater
May 30, 1999 San Francisco The Warfield
June 1, 1999 Seattle Paramount Theatre
June 2, 1999 Portland Civic Theatre
June 10, 1999 New York City The Theater at Madison Square Garden
June 12, 1999 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
June 13, 1999 East Troy Tibetan Freedom Concert
Europe
June 16, 1999[3] Dublin Ireland The Point Theatre
June 18, 1999 Manchester United Kingdom MEN Arena
June 19, 1999 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
June 21, 1999 Birmingham NEC Arena
June 22, 1999 London Wembley Arena
June 25, 1999 Pilton Glastonbury Festival
June 26, 1999 St. Gallen Switzerland St. Gallen Festival
June 27, 1999 The Hague Netherlands Parkpop Festival at Zuiderpark
June 28, 1999 Porto Portugal[3][7] Pavilhao do Bessa
June 29, 1999 Boavista Futebol Clube
June 30, 1999 Lisbon Parque De Nacoes
July 2, 1999 Turku Finland Ruisrock Festival at Ruissalo
July 3, 1999 Hamburg Germany Hamburg Stadtpark
July 4, 1999 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival 1999
London United Kingdom Party in the Park Festival
July 6, 1999 Dunkerque France Festival Côte d'Opale
July 8, 1999 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival
July 9, 1999 Belfort France Eurockéennes Festival
July 10, 1999 Lyon Fourvieres Festival
North America
August 6, 1999 Atlantic City United States Trump Marina – Grand Cayman Ballroom
August 8, 1999 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
August 11, 1999 Boston BankBoston Pavilion
August 12, 1999 Cleveland State Theater
August 14, 1999 Chicago Riviera Theater
August 15, 1999 Milwaukee Wisconsin State Fair
August 16, 1999 Minneapolis Guthrie Theater
August 18, 1999 Salt Lake City E Center
August 20, 1999 San Francisco Concord Pavilion
August 21, 1999 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
August 22, 1999 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
August 24, 1999 Phoenix Celebrity Theater
August 25, 1999 Santa Fe Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
August 27, 1999 Dallas Bronco Bowl
August 28, 1999 Houston Aerial Theater
August 31, 1999 Miami Jackie Gleason Theater
September 1, 1999 Tampa Sundome
September 3, 1999 Atlanta The Tabernacle
September 4, 1999 Myrtle Beach House of Blues
September 10, 1999 Foxborough MIXFest at Foxboro Stadium
September 17, 1999 Chicago Excalibur
Europe[8]
October 21, 1999 Vienna Austria The Librohalle
October 22, 1999 Zagreb Croatia Dom Sportova
October 23, 1999 Ljubljana Slovenia Hala Tivoli
October 26, 1999 Offenbach Germany Stadthalle Offenbach
October 27, 1996 Munich Colosseum
October 29, 1999 Madrid Spain Sala Universal Island
October 30, 1999 Brussels Belgium Forest National
October 31, 1999 Cologne Germany Palladium
November 2, 1999 Fürth Stadthalle Fürth
November 3, 1999 Leipzig Haus Avensee
November 4, 1999 Berlin Columbiahalle
November 7, 1999 London United Kingdom Wembley Arena
November 9, 1999 Cardiff Cardiff International Arena
November 10, 1999 Bournemouth Bournemouth INT Centre
November 11, 1999 Cornwall New Cornwall Coliseum at Carlyon Bay
November 13, 1999 London Dockland Arena
November 14, 1999 Brighton Brighton Centre
November 16, 1999 Newcastle Telewest Arena
November 17, 1999 Aberdeen Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
November 19, 1999 Dublin Ireland The Point Theatre
November 21, 1999 Belfast United Kingdom King's Hall
November 22, 1999 Manchester Manchester Apollo
November 23, 1999 Birmingham NEC Arena
November 25, 1999 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
November 26, 1999 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
November 27, 1999 Aberdeen Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
North America
December 31, 1999 Miami United States Miami Beach (South Beach)

PersonnelEdit

Blondie
Session players
  • Paul Carbonara – guitars
  • Leigh Foxx – bass

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/stats/average-setlist/blondie-4bd68b26.html?tour=No+Exit
  2. ^ a b "American Tour Dates". blondie.net. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  3. ^ a b c d e f http://archive.blondie.net/gig_list.php
  4. ^ a b http://archive.blondie.net/images/gig_list/schedule_washington_1999may19.jpg
  5. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/stats/average-setlist/blondie-4bd68b26.html?year=1999
  6. ^ "Past Dates". blondie.net. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  7. ^ http://www.deborah-harry.com/tour/tour_1999.php
  8. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=blondie+1999