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Truly bizarre summer shows: Gary Numan, Blondie, Sugarhill Gang and more

Looking for some unique summer tours? There are plenty of odd pairings this year:

DURAN DURAN ... and GARY NUMAN: The U.S. may have given up on Numan after his hit Cars, but he has remained a legend back in the U.K. So much so that Numan has joined Duran Duran for the Lovebox Festival in London on July 19. Now we just wish they'd bring this same lineup over the pond for a quickie tour.

PAT BENATAR ... and BLONDIE: Probably not as odd as it sounds, but consider that one act (Blondie) is in the Rock Hall of Fame and the other (Benatar) is playing a free show after a Tampa Bay Rays game on June 27.

Yes, I Ran and Rapper's Delight in the same night. Only if you live in Ireland, where the pair are joining ABC, Madness and Echo and the Bunnymen at the Electric Picnic Festival.

... Cyndi Lauper has just canceled her summer European tour, reportedly because she has a new movie project. Ah yes, because 1988's Vibes was sooo successful. One performance is guaranteed though: Lauper performs this Wednesday on the American Idol finale.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:46pm]


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