Blondie stars Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have announced details of their rescheduled ‘In Conversation’ UK tour, after it was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The band’s iconic leader and her co-founder, guitarist and songwriter were set to head out on the road in March for shows in Germany and the UK, with the discussions chaired by artist Rob Roth about the five decades of Blondie and their lives as artists and creative partners promised.
It has now been confirmed that they will now tour in November 2020 instead, with details of the full shows below, along with several venue changes.
“We’re sending all our love to our friends in the UK. We’re thinking of you all. We were very excited to bring our ‘In Conversation’ tour to you. But safety must always come first,” Harry and Stein said in a statement.
“We are looking forward to picking up the conversation on the other side of this current challenge. Please take care and we’ll see you soon.”
Each evening, the ‘In Conversation’ dates will centre around Harry and Stein’s respective books: Harry’s recent autobiography Face It and Stein’s two photographic collections, Negative and Point Of View.
“Each presentation has its own surprises with new stories,” Roth said of the tour. “Plus special guests and previously unseen visuals.”
“I’ve always loved the way Chris tells stories,” Harry remarked. “I think you will too.”
Also in Blondie news, the band had been scheduled to appear at the inaugural Cruel World Festival with Morrissey, Bauhaus, Devo and The Psychedelic Furs on 2 May, but the event has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 12, 2020. All tickets purchased for the original date are valid.
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will appear at the following ‘In Conversation’ UK dates with Rob Roth:
Monday 16 November: London, Palladium
Wednesday 18 November: Birmingham, Town Hall
Friday 20 November: Glasgow, City Hall – Great Hall
Sunday 22 November: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall.