Blondie bring it back to the UK, announcing a new tour in the midst of a landmark year for the music icons.
Their already legendary 11th studio album, Pollinator (released May 5th on BMG), soared to Number 4 in the UK charts, making it the group’s first Top 5 entry in over 18 years.
And they are proving that 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 Pollinator’s treasure trove of new songs including singles ‘Too Much’, ‘Long Time’ and ‘Fun.'
In celebration of the release of Pollinator on May 5th, the band returned to the iconic Roundhouse in London for a triumphant show, receiving an ecstatic reception from fans and critics alike.
The Guardian noted that it “combined singalong classics with compelling new material” and the Daily Telegraph applauded, “A voice and melodies untouched by time.”
Blondie also brought audiences a taste of Pollinator with stunning live performances on 'Later... with Jools Holland' (BBC Two), 'The One Show' (BBC One), 'The Chris Evans Breakfast Show' (BBC Radio 2) and Tonight At The London Palladium (ITV).
Blondie recently toured Australia and New Zealand (April 2017). This summer they tour the US and Canada with Garbage but before then they played a major show in the UK at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park as main support to Phil Collins on June 30th. They also headlined at the Eden Project in Cornwall on June 23rd, where they launched their 'BEE Connected’ campaign, using Pollinator to raise awareness of the decline of the bee population.
In conjunction with this campaign, fans can help make a difference by purchasing help special limited edition special limited edition “Pollinator/Save The Bees” t-shirts – the net proceeds of which will go directly to help raise awareness of the decline in the bee population by promoting organisations dedicated to conserving and improving the health of pollinators through education, consumer empowerment and political activation.
Visit Blondie's ‘BEE Connected’ home page (http://www.blondie.net/beeconnected/) to purchase a t-shirt, learn more about incredible organisations they are partnering with (Pollinator Partnership, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace) and find out all the ways to get involved.
The band also announced they will be performing at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park on Sunday September 10th.
Blondie 2017 UK Tour:
Sat 11 Manchester O2 Apollo
Mon 13 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Tue 14 Glasgow SSE Hydro
Thu 16 London O2 Brixton Academy
Fri 17 London O2 Brixton Academy
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