walesonline.co.uk – 28th November 2022
By Kathryn Williams
Pop-punk, New Wave, New York legends Blondie will perform at Cardiff Castle next summer. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icons – whose chart-topping and era-defining career has seen them sell more than 40 million albums worldwide – will play the iconic outdoor venue on Friday, June 16.
The ground-breaking band fronted by Debbie Harry will perform in 2023 after a raft of live shows in 2022 and fans will be able to dance along with their timeless hits like Heart of Glass, Rapture, One Way Or Another and Atomic. That’s not forgetting smashes like Denis, Hanging on the Telephone, Sunday Girl, Picture This, Mother, Maria, Call Me and The Tide is High. Tickets will go on sale for the Blondie gig on Friday, December 2.
Blondie are being brought to the capital by DEPOT Live who are also putting on Cardiff Castle gigs from Bastille and Sting. DEPOT founder Nick Saunders said: “We absolutely love to bring true music legends to Cardiff. For the last four decades, Blondie’s influence has shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. Their live shows continue to be incredible and it is going to be amazing watching them perform in our city as the sun sets on the Castle grounds.”
Joining Harry are bandmates, and co-founder, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, as well as former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen.
Founded in New York in 1974, Blondie became one of biggest punk/pop crossovers the world had ever seen, from an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool.
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday December 2 at 9am: https://qludjmzc.sibpages.com