Female rock trailblazers Blondie and Pat Benatar have cemented their summer touring plans with a batch of new dates. The Call Me Invincible Tour encompasses 18 concerts over a period of five weeks.

As TicketNews previously reported, the late summer affair launches July 21 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. The veteran rockers will continue on separate tours after the co-headline jaunt wraps with an August 23 gig at the Arena Theater in Houston, TX.

Newly confirmed dates on the joint venture include a July 28 concert at Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ, an August 13 performance at Asser Levy Park in Brooklyn, NY, and an August 15 show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH.

“Pat Benatar is not only a friend, but a fearless female rocker who has entertained me and her wealth of fans for so many years,” Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry said in a statement. “This will be a reunion for us both and being able to bring our two shows to fans across the country is very exciting!”

This is the first time the two acts have toured together during their 30-year careers. Benatar commented in a statement, “Deborah and I have been friends forever. I’m thrilled that we’re finally getting an opportunity to tour together, it should be a blast.”

Tim Neil, a New Orleans-based artist, was asked to create promotional artwork specifically for the tour. The resulting image blends the iconic features of the platinum blonde Harry with raven-haired Benatar and will be used on merchandise for the one-month outing.

Also, as previously reported, the all-female rock band The Donnas will provide opening support throughout the tour. A full tour itinerary is listed below, along with individual calendars for Blondie and Benatar, who tours regularly with husband and longtime musical partner Neil Giraldo.

The image accompanying this article is part of the tour promo art created by Tim Neil.

Call Me Invincible Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
July 22 Livermore, CA The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
July 25 Lemoore, CA Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
July 26 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheater
July 28 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
July 29 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Casino – The Lakes
August 2 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
August 4 Vienna, VA The Filene Center
August 5 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 7 Bethlehem, PA Bethlehem Musikfest
August 8 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 11 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
August 13 Brooklyn, NY Asser Levy Park
August 15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 17 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Pavilion
August 20 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
August 22 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort
August 23 Houston, TX The Arena Theater

Blondie itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 19 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
August 10 Morristown, NJ Community Theater at Mayo Center
August 18 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
August 25 Colorado Springs, CO Pike’s Peak
August 26 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
August 28 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
August 29 Wendover, NV Peppermill Wendover Casino
August 31 Winterbrook, CA Quechan Casino
September 1 Tucson, AZ Desert Diamond Event Center

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 26 Daytona Beach, FL Peabody Auditorium
June 27 St. Petersburg, FL Tropicana Field
June 28 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
June 30 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
July 2 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 4 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park
July 8 Beaumont, CA Stewart Park
July 9 Escondido, CA Valley View Casino
July 10 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
July 11 Wendover, NV Peppermill Wendover Casino
July 14 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
July 17 – 18 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
July 19 Toppenish, WA Yakama Nation Legends Casino
July 31 Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
August 9 Westbury, NY The Capital One Bank Theatre
August 12 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino
August 16 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino
August 21 Marksville, LA Paragon Casino
August 26 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
August 27 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
September 4 Morton, MN Jackpot Junction Casino
September 11 Santa Clarita, CA College of the Canyons PAC
October 16 – 17 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club

Last Updated on May 15, 2009