Beginning in August, Sunrise Marketplace in Citrus Heights will hold a series of concerts in a pavilion being erected in the parking lot, a la the summer outdoor venue at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.
The series' double-act shows feature Baby Boomer favorites one expects during the summer concert season: Lonestar and Charlie Daniels (Aug. 10), Three Dog Night and America (Aug. 25), Kool and the Gang and the Commodores (Sept. 8).
That is, until you get to the Sept. 14 show: Blondie and Devo. Granted, Blondie and Devo are also Boomer favorites. Yet a joint show by the two New Wave forerunners at a Citrus Heights mall is unexpected.
Other stops on the Devo/Blondie "Whip It to Shreds" tour include the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the Warfield in San Francixco.
Tickets to the Blondie/Devo show run $39.50-$82.50. They officially go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Sunrise Marketplace site. Sunrise Marketplace site. But there also is a presale today through the site. The password is "Blondiedevo."
The 2,500-capacity Sunrise Marketplace pavilion, which also will hold Sacramento Capitals tennis matches, fills a gap in the Sacramento concert market. Most other venues are significantly smaller or larger. This one seems like the perfect size for a Blondie/Devo sellout.