Rock Icon Blondie to Stop at Andrew J Brady Music Center This Summer

Punk legend The Damned will open the show.

click to enlarge Blondie - PHOTO: COURTESY BLONDIE.NET
Photo: Courtesy blondie.net
Blondie

The exquisitely cool Debbie Harry and her band Blondie are making a Cincinnati tour stop this summer.

The band and Punk icon The Damned will be at the Andrew J Brady Music Center on Aug. 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 4 at ticketmaster.com.

Known for pioneering genre-bending Rock hits — including dance floor Disco classic "Heart of Glass," the Hip Hop-infused "Rapture" and Reggae-esque "Tide is High" — Blondie recently released the soundtrack to the film Blondie: Vivir En La Habana, which captured the band's first performances in Cuba in 2019. The group also released its 11th album in 2017, Pollinator, which Rolling Stone said was one of the year's best Pop records.

Formed in New York in the 1970s, Blondie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

"For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true global icon; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art," says a release about the current tour. "From an irreverent Lower East Side Punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that Punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us."

A Blondie archive project is in the works and slated to be released in August of this year. According to a Tweet from Harry, "In addition to thoughtfully remastering our first 6 albums, alternate versions, demos & unreleased recordings, there will also be a complete band discography book."

Take a look back at the iconic sounds and looks of Harry and the band with these videos from 1978's Parallel Lines.

Here's the video for "Heart of Glass:"

And "Hanging on the Telephone:"

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