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Legendary American rock band Blondie has been a pioneer of the American new Wave and Punk genres. Blondie has progressively introduced new styles and influences with each new album over the years. Though the band has seen its share of controversies but their contribution to music remains unparalleled which is why they have been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. Watch Blondie in person and get your tickets today!
Blondie was founded by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein. They later added Band members Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri & Gary Valentine. Soon after Gary Valentine was replaced by Frank Infante on the Blondie lineup. Though they were always appreciated by critics for their unique style and sounds, Blondie gained success and popularity with their third studio album Parallel Line. Soon after Blondie tickets started being more and more popular. Part of the appeal of Blondie is their wide-range of influences, as band brought in other musical influences to their work–Electrical, Disco, Rap, reggae.
Some of their hit singles include : "Denis," "I’m Always Touched By Your Presence," "Dear", "Picture This," "Hanging on the Telephone," "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Sunday Girl and many more. Either way if you buy tickets for a Blondie concert you're sure to hear some of your faves. Their Single "Call Me" was also nominated for the Grammys. The band that was once an ‘Underground’ Band was churning out hit singles, albums and was touring all over the world. It didn't take long before everyone wanted to get to a Blondie concert. Deborah Harry received a lot of media attention and enjoyed celebrity status after a music video that portrayed Harry’s playful personality.
The band Blondie has been controversy’s child over its years of existence. The Brisbane riots over non-performance by Harry, lawsuits by former band members, Stein’s life threatening illness, drug abuse, financial mismanagement, cancelled tours and slow ticket sales which all led to the band officially splitting in November 1982.
Thankfully for fans of good music, Blondie reunited and released a few albums and singles in the 90’s. On account of their music being recognized all over again by a new generation of audiences, the band travelled to several locations for tours. Blondie has still remained active reuniting after decades of popularity, controversies and downfalls much to the delight of the legion of Blondie fans. Their last album released in the summer of 2011 and the band is reportedly working on their new single that is due to be released in 2012. Watch one of the most innovative bands of all time and get Blondie tickets before its too late.
Current Band members: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz- Bohen, Tommy Kessler and Jimmy Destri.
Blondie is an American rock band that was started in the mid-1970s by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. Although at their start they aimed to be an ironic update of trashy 1960s pop, they ended up becoming pioneers of the American New Wave and punk scenes. For decades now Blondie tickets have ben sought out by music fans across the country. Blondie combines elements of disco, pop, rap, and reggae while retaining a basic style as a New Wave Band.
A former waitress and Playboy Bunny, Deborah Harry had been a vocalist with the band The Stilettos when Chris Stein joined the band as their guitarist in 1973. Just a year later the two parted ways with the Stilettos, and along with drummer Clem Burke, keyboardist Jimmy Destri, and bass player Gary Valentine, formed a new band named Angel and the Snakes. They would rename themselves Blondie in 1975 after Harry received numerous catcalls of "Hey, Blondie" from truckers driving by.
Blondie’s self-titled debut album was issued in December of 1976, and, after signing with Chrysalis Records, was re-released in October 1977. With this re-release came great success in Australia, with the album reaching the Australian top five and a successful tour in Australia. In the beginning of 1978 Blondie released their second album, Plastic Letters, which led to a British top ten hit and a subsequent United Kingdom tour. Although Gary Valentine had left the band prior to the recording of their second album, Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison joined in time to find the band a mainstream success in the United Kingdom and the two made the band a six-piece for the first time. Their first break out moment in the United States came in 1979 with the chart topping single "Heart of Glass" released from their third album Parallel Lines. Over the next two years Blondie found much more success both stateside and overseas, with multiple chart topping hits and many music videos. Blondie took a brief break in 1981 and, after a disappointing album release, cancelled 1982 tour plans and split up as a group. During the 1990s Blondie served as inspiration for such bands as No Doubt and Garbage, and after a brief run of performances by Harry, Burke, and Stein, attempts at a real reunion began. By 1997 they had successfully reunited, with Harry, Stein, Burke, Valentine, and Destri taking the stage at outdoor festivals at first and in 1998 and 1999 embarked on international tours. They have legion fans across the country and Blondie concerts are going to be hot events no matter what. Most recently Blondie released their album Panic of Girls in the summer of 2011 and had continued touring into 2012, despite personnel changes.
Blondie is best known for their first six albums released and the progression in their music styles from one to the next. They incorporate elements from varying genres of music including punk rock, New Wave, disco, Europop, and rap and in their performances are known for the striking stage persona and vocal performances of Deborah Harry. In 2006 Blondie were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Rock Walk Fame at Guitar Center on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.