An intriguing concert bill sells tickets. Just ask new wave pioneers Blondie and window-set solicitor Melissa Etheridge. Blondie joined brooding demigod Morrissey last Saturday for a show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, whereas Etheridge just announced a trio of highly anticipated shows in New Zealand with REO Speedwagon and “Sports” legends, Huey Lewis and the News.
With these pairings now either past or on the schedule, the two female-led acts can concentrate on their co-headlining gig Tuesday at Artpark.
Debbie Harry and Co. released their 10th studio album in 2014 (“Ghosts of Download”), but still deal heavily in the Hall of Fame-validated hits like “Heart Of Glass” and “Rapture.” Etheridge also debuted a new release in 2014 (“This is M.E.”), but through a Lewiston-set night of between-song storytelling, the Kansas-born folk rocker won’t forget past favorites like “I’m The Only One” and “Come To My Window.” It’s an odd performance match, but one that’ll make for an engaging evening – one way or another.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 starting Sunday (box office, artpark.net or tickets.com).
– Michael Farrell