Thursday, September 27, 2012

Touring AUS - Blondie/Stranglers/The Saints/Machinations

Site blurb -

Boasting one of the most compelling front women in music Deborah Harry, Blondie have enjoyed a stream of timeless top ten hits bursting with great hooks and brilliant iconic lyrics. Aussie fans can expect a stellar performance from this renowned group.

Blondie emerged from New York in the late '70s and quickly became music, style and pop culture icons selling over 40 million albums globally throughout their 37-year career. Scoring hits with reggae, rock/disco, hip-hop and pop songs alike, Blondie pioneered the early American new wave and punk scenes of the '70s. The disco-infused track Heart of Glass was Blondie's first US number one single which became a worldwide hit selling more than a million copies. Blondie repeatedly reached the top of the charts over the course of four decades with hits such as One Way Or Another, Rapture, The Tide Is High, Call Me, Picture This, Rip Her To Shreds, Hanging On The Telephone and Maria. The band landed a phenomenal five US and five UK number one singles cementing them as music royalty.

Deborah Harry is unquestionably one of the most important and influential women to have graced the stage and a living punk icon. Blondie has continued to be a powerhouse live act, attracting audiences around the world. 2006 saw Blondie inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the bands plaque situated right below The Beatles.

Also joining Blondie is the Aussie rock band touted by Sir Bob Geldof himself as one of the first and most influential groups of the punk rock genre - The Saints. Employing fast tempos, raucous vocals and 'buzz saw' guitar the band was founded by Brisbane school-mates Chris Bailey and Ed Kuepper. Their legendary hits include (I'm) Stranded and Know Your Product. The Saints enjoyed great success throughout the '70s and '80s and went on to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. The Saints will not be performing in Sydney. Instead, the popular Australian '80s dance-pop outfit Machinations will perform at the Enmore Theatre. The bands hits include Pressure Sway, My Hearts On Fire and No Say In It.

Blondie's tour will hit Australia in November. They will play to fans in Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Townsville and Brisbane. Joining Blondie for these special shows will be special guests The Stranglers and The Saints.

For the Sydney show special guests The Machinations will play to crowds in place of The Saints.
Tour information:
Tasmania - Derwent Entertainment Centre - 1st December 2012
Melbourne - Sidney Myer Music Bowl - 3rd December 2012
Adelaide - Entertainment Centre - 4th December 2012
Sydney - Enmore Theatre - 6th December 2012
Townsville - Entertainment Centre - 10th December 2012
Brisbane - City Botanic Gardens - 13th December 2012
There will be presales for this announced shortly! Tickets onsale to public on 9th October 2012.

[UPDATED 3/10/2012]

Presale information! Click on the links to purchase tickets, from 10am 4/10/2012, password: ATOMIC