Blondie‘s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will embark on an “in conversation” tour of the UK in April.
The band’s frontwoman and its co-founder, guitarist and songwriter will be in conversation with the artist, director and Blondie collaborator Rob Roth during the tour, with discussions about the five decades of Blondie and their lives as artists and creative partners promised.
The tour centres around Harry and Stein’s respective books: Harry’s best-selling autobiography Face It was published late last year, while Stein’s two photo works Negative and Point Of View will also be referenced.
The conversations will, according to a press release, be further “illuminated with seminal images of the band and New York City from Debbie’s autobiography and Chris Stein’s two books, as well as film clips, fan art, book readings and audience Q&As”.“Each presentation has its own surprises with new stories,” Roth said of the tour. “Plus special guests and previously unseen visuals.”
22 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
24 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
26 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
28 – London Barbican Centre
Tickets go on general sale this Friday (January 24) at 10am from here, while a pre-sale will take place the day before (January 23) at 10am.
Harry, 73, has been on the stage, with Blondie and other acts, for the better part of 50 years and commands a stage like few others can. She drank a hot beverage from a ceramic mug in between songs. Sipping hot tea during a concert isn’t exactly the most badass rock ‘n’ roll thing in the world, but Debbie Harry pulls it off, just like everything else she does.
It took her a few songs to warm up–some of the high notes she couldn’t quite touch in “Telephone” and “Fun” she nailed in “Gravity” a couple songs later–but she never lost her stride and the audience, many of whom stayed standing for the whole show, ate it up.