Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour / Deap Vally at South Side Ballroom
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Although Blondie and Garbage came to fame 20 years apart, they’re cut from the same cloth, with fiery female singers leading rhythm-heavy male bands. Performing on this co-billed “Rage and Rapture Tour,” Blondie vocalist Debbie Harry joins original members Chris Stein (guitars) and Clem Burke (drums) for hits from the ‘70s and a few tunes from the group’s new album, Pollinator. Scottish singer Shirley Manson leads the Garbage gang through ‘90s gems like “Only Happy When It Rains” and a handful of songs from its 2016 disc, Strange Little Birds. Opening the show is Deap Vally, a California duo made up of guitarist singer Lindsey Troy and drummer Julie Edwards.
For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. 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. Comprised of singer-songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, and long-time band members bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen, Blondie's chart-topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, a NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014, a Q Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2016, and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date.
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