Tue, July 5
ROCK AND ROLL TRENDSETTERS AND ICONS BLONDIE AT DPAC SEPTEMBER 21
7.5.11- Rock and Roll Trendsetters and Icons Blondie Come to DPAC for the First Time September 21st. Tickets On Sale Friday, July 15th at 10am.
(Durham, NC) — Blondie, the timeless band that broke records and crossed boundaries with their unique style and music will hit the road again for a tour that will take them across the U.S. and Europe from summer through the end of the year and will make a rare appearance at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on September 21, 2011.
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 15th at 10am:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall
Tickets start at $42*. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, July 13th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.
"With every new show DPAC takes another step in our journey to host the biggest and most important groundbreaking acts in live music. It’s a rare evening with legends in our special theater setting that DPAC fans have come to know for magical, intimate, great sounding shows," said Bob Klaus GM of DPAC.
Blondie emerged as the great pop icons of New York’s celebrated late ’70s new wave punk scene by defying easy categorization. They wrote great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. They had the hippest clothes and the coolest hair. Debbie Harry became a fashion trendsetter and went from the pages of Punk magazine to being on the cover of just about every mainstream publication on the newsstands.
The original Blondie was formed in 1974 by art student/guitarist Chris Stein and ex-folkie and ex-Max’s Kansas City waitress, vocalist- songwriter Deborah Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The band played the fabled New York downtown circuit of CBGB’s, Max’s Kansas City and Mothers, amassing a major following before recording their first album Blondie in 1976. Their career has spanned over 30 years with 13 albums and hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Call Me" and "Dreaming" that led to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Releasing in Fall 2011, Panic of Girls features their newest single "Mother" which is named after the NYC club where they played in their early years. For further information please visit www.blondie.net.
DPAC’s upcoming lineup includes Dolly Parton (August 2) and Steely Dan (August 4).. For more information about these and all DPAC shows please visit www.dpacnc.com.