|Mon 17 Apr 2017, 6:45pm|
They’re two of music’s most iconic artists, the wondrous Blondie and the bewitching Cyndi Lauper.
In a world first, these two amazing artists are teaming up to co-headline an absolute cracker of a New Zealand tour this Easter Weekend in April.
Cyndi Lauper and Blondie will play arena shows in Christchurch and Auckland in what will be Blondie’s first trip to New Zealand in seven years, and will see Cyndi Lauper grace our shores for the very first time.
With both artists greatly loved by New Zealand fans, the tour is certainly one to savour!
“Blondie were the true trailblazers of the New York City new wave and punk scenes. As a young artist, they had such a big impact on me. I just thought that Debbie was so cool. She is still a hero of mine. We are going to have a blast!” – Cyndi Lauper
“You can't miss this show. The bitches are coming back to make it happen! All the songs and music you want to hear from us and much much more.” - Debbie Harry
Boasting 13 Top Ten hits in New Zealand between them, Cyndi Lauper and Blondie have both enjoyed great success here for four decades. Both Cyndi and Debbie Harry have always escaped the usual clichés of women in rock and are unquestionably two of the most important and influential women to have graced the stage. The two New York natives are thrilled to be touring together.
Blondie emerged from the late 70’s New York punk scene and quickly became music, style and pop culture icons selling more than 40 million albums worldwide and becoming Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees. They scored hits with reggae, rock/disco, hip hop and pop songs bursting with great hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. ‘Heart Of Glass’ was Blondie’s first US #1 in 1978 opening the floodgates to a run of 14 Top Ten US hits including ‘The Tide Is High’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Rapture’, ‘Picture This’, ‘Hanging On The Telephone’, ‘Union City Blues’ and ‘Atomic’, racking up a phenomenal five US and five UK number one singles.
Fans will be thrilled to learn that Blondie – including founding members Debbie Harry, guitarist/song-writing partner Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke, along with the rest of the band have just completed a new album to be released in May this year.
Thirty-three years and fifty million album sales since her debut, the ever-versatile Cyndi Lauper, one of only 20 people to earn Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards, shows no sign of slowing down. Her celebrated musical journey took an unexpected southern turn on her acclaimed 11th studio album Detour released in May 2016, where Cyndi puts her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs. On Detour the unpredictable siren proves once again that her magnificent voice can bring to life any genre of music.
New Zealand fans have of course loved Cyndi since her 1983 debut solo album She’s So Unusual and its hits ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, ‘Time After Time’, ‘She Bop’ and ‘All Through The Night’.
Don’t miss what promises to be one of the concert highlights of 2017!
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