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Saturday 24 October 2020

Blondie & Garbage's Double Female-Fronted Band Tour Visits The Brighton Centre Next Autumn

Blondie's Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke will be offering up Brighton a double female-fronted band tour when they take to the road with the Shirley Manson fronted Garbage. next year.

The two bands have toured together before on the Rage and Rapture tour of North America in 2017.

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. 

"Blondie toured with Garbage during 2017 and we look forward to doing it again. 

"I have always been a fan of Garbage (and of Shirley Manson dating back to her days in Goodbye Mr Makenzie)."  


The band hasn't stopped to catch its collective breath since the release of Pollinator(2017), working on both Blondie-centric projects and their successful independent ventures. 

Debbie's autobiography, Face It, joined Chris's photography book, Point Of Viewon the book shelves. 

Plus, Clem released his second album with The Empty Hearts, appropriately titled The Second Album, their first release in six years.   

The first authorised Blondie Archive project in the band's history — Blondie 1974-1982: Against The Odds — will be released in four formats and include extensive liner notes, "track by track" commentary by the entire band, complete discography, photographic history plus rare, unreleased bonus material. 

Not content to rest on past laurels though, the band is presently working with producer John Congleton on their 12th album.

Blondie and Garbage play The Brighton Centre on Sunday 14th November 2021. For tickets, which go on sale this Friday, CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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