Blondie To Kick Off Amazon Prime Live Events Concert Series In London

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Blondie are set to perform at the first of Amazon’s Prime Live Events, a new, London-based live concert series exclusive to Prime members. The concert series gives fans the opportunity to see big-name artists play live sets up close in iconic locations and it begins on 23 May 2017 when Blondie play the Round Chapel in Hackney.

The show marks 40 years to the week of Blondie’s first ever performance in the UK, which took place at the Village Bowl in Bournemouth in 1977. Tickets for the Round Chapel event go on sale on Thursday 11 May at 9am GMT, exclusively for Amazon Prime Members.

“We are excited to be performing at the first Prime Live Event, marking 40 years since our first gig in the UK”, said Blondie’s Debbie Harry. “The Round Chapel is an intimately warm and beautiful room allowing our fans to get up close and personal.”

Prime Live Events will be filmed and made exclusively available on Prime Video Internationally, allowing members to watch the concerts at no extra cost.

“We want to offer Prime members the best live entertainment experience they’ve ever had by giving them the chance to see their favourite artists perform up close and personal in iconic and intimate venues”, said Geraldine Wilson, general manager of Amazon Tickets. “We’re delighted to reveal our first line-up of fantastic artists performing Prime Live Events in stunning venues to audiences of less than 800, and Prime members in the UK and internationally will have the chance to watch the performances on Prime Video.”

The Prime Live Events schedule for June and July 2017 includes singer-songwriter Alison Moyet, also at the Round Chapel, Hackney, on 12 June, complete with a pre-gig audience Q&A with the artists. Other scheduled shows include Texas playing to 600 fans o 16 June at art deco venue Portchester Hall and Katie Melua playing two nights at the historic Cadogan Hall in Chelsea to 770 fans each night. More artists will be announced throughout the year.

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