Blondie, one of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s punk scene, have announced their first UK tour in 4 years: a 10 date UK tour, kicking off here in Liverpool on 6 Novemebr 2021.Iconic frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, are eager to get back on the road, along with long standing band mates bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen.
Joining Blondie for this run and making this a double female-fronted band tour, is Garbage, led by quintessential rocker Shirley Manson, who was invited to induct Blondie into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Garbage have themselves sold more than 17 million albums and many of their own singles are now considered alt-rock classics. The two bands have toured together before on their highly successful and critically acclaimed “Rage and Rapture” tour of North America in 2017.
The Blondie live show is an still an experience in itself, with the classic hits like ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Tide Is High’, ‘Maria’, ‘Sunday Girl’, ‘Rapture’ and ‘Call Me’ naturally blending with their last studio album Pollinator – offering atreasure trove of newly adored songs including singles ‘Too Much’, ‘Long Time’ and ‘Fun.’
Debbie Harry says, “Next year’s UK tour is more meaningful to me perhaps than the very first time Blondie played there in the mid ’70s. The UK has always been a special place to us, and being able to come back to perform there after sitting out most of 2020 is very exciting.”
She adds, “Blondie toured with Garbage during 2017 and we look forward to doing it again. We had a wild ride! All tours are rarely the same, however, I really hope the new Blondie/Garbage concert events are even better. I have always been a fan of Garbage (and of Shirley Manson dating back to her days in Goodbye Mr Makenzie). Along with Butch, Steve, Duke and Eric this band set the stage on fire. I can’t wait to play these shows with them!”
“We’re all looking forward to returning to perform in our favourite place in the world.”, adds Clem Burke “Against the odds, hoping for a happy & healthy November 2021 Blondie U.K. Tour!”