Friday 23 June 2017
Friday 23 June 2017
Running order (please note that these times may be subject to change): 7.45pm, Dodgy; 9.15pm, Blondie.
New wave icons Blondie are known for songs such as Heart of Glass, Atomic, The Tide is High and Maria and have sold more than 40 million albums. They have picked up a slew of top awards, including last year’s Q Inspiration Award and the NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014. In 2006, Blondie were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band last played in Cornwall in 1999 at the Cornwall Coliseum in St Austell. Their Eden Session is one of only two shows they will play in the UK this summer.
They are one of only two American acts to have singles at the top of the UK charts in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the other being Michael Jackson. From the release of 1978’s Plastic Letters to 1999’s No Exit, Blondie had six consecutive top-ten albums in the UK.
They recently released their eleventh studio album Pollinator, which features a tracks written by Sia and Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Charlie XCX and Johnny Marr as well as material written by founder members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.
The Britpop legends, who will be special guests at the Blondie Session, shot to fame in the 1990s. They’ve released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including Staying Out For The Summer, In A Room, If You’re Thinking Of Me and their massive signature hit Good Enough – one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years.
What Are We Fighting For – the critically-acclaimed fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up of Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – was released on Cherry Red Records in September last year.
It was the first collection of new material since their reunion album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place in 2012. It was also the first album to feature new member Stu Thoy on bass. Stu joined the band to help them tour the last album and has hung on in there ever since.