Undeniably one of the most trailblazing and influential bands of our time, Blondie is pioneering frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, along with now long-standing band members bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen.
Among their hits is the groundbreaking rock-disco hybrid “Heart of Glass” the equally influential hip-hop fantasia “Rapture” the stalker-love song “One Way Or Another” and the lilting calypso“The Tide Is High.” It is a thrilling journey back to when Blondie pushed punk onto the dance floor and introduced a wider audience to hip-hop sounds, all the while building a catalogue of enduring hits along the way.
For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true global icon; 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. Their chart-topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date. As we look back at the band’s storied career, it makes Blondie’s current vibrancy that much more stunning after 40 years of entertaining all of us.
And the band shows no signs of slowing down… following the release of their 11th studio album entitled Pollinator–which was selected as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017–Blondie’s latest release, the BLONDIE: VIVIR EN LA HABANA soundtrack, comes from the short film capturing the band’s 2019 live debut performances in Havana, Cuba. The film achieved widespread recognition from the industry with a string of film festival premieres around the world, including its UK premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest and US premiere at the Tribeca Festival in June. Additionally,the first authorized Blondie Archive project in the band’s history —including extensive liner notes, complete discography and a historical photographic history hard cover books plus rare unreleased bonus material —will be released on August 26, 2022.