Tuesday 9 July 2013 - Blondie, with special guest Hugh Cornwell
Join New York hipsters Blondie at Kew the Music 2013. Armed with 40 years’ of era-defining tracks, and with irrepressible coolness, Blondie are the perfect opener for this year’s festival. Make sure you get to see Debbie and the boys.
Booking fees apply
From New York's underground scene to the top of the charts!
Emerging in New York in the mid-1970s, Blondie - fronted by the inimitable Debbie Harry - found an international audience with the release of their seminal album Parallel Lines in 1978.
Moving from the underground to the top of the charts, the band released the singles Heart of Glass, Call Me and Atomic to wide acclaim and became known for their fusion of rap, rock, pop, reggae and disco.
The band broke up after releasing their sixth album The Hunter in 1982 and took time off to pursue separate projects.
Reforming in 1997, Blondie found further success two years later with Maria, which nestled in the top spot of the UK charts exactly 20 years after their first number one single Heart of Glass claimed the number one position.
After extensive touring, three more studio albums and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Blondie are still going as strong as they were 40 years ago.
With special guest Hugh Cornwell
Stranglers’ fans rejoice - Hugh Cornwell, the original lead singer and guitarist of the band will be performing at Kew this summer.
Singer and songwriter Hugh found fame in the 70s with New Wave punk band The Stranglers, who scored chart successes with hits like No More Heroes, Golden Brown and Peaches.
By the time the punk scene had faded in the UK, Hugh was already well away with his blooming solo career. Hugh’s latest album Totem & Taboo was released in 2012.
- Standard tickets £39.50
- Reserved enclosure £47.50
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