One is rock’s staunchest campaigner against animal cruelty, while the other was Hanging on the Telephone long before Beyoncé was on the line for Gaga.
Now two of music’s most compelling front women have announced they’re touring Australia together.
The irrepressible Deborah Harry is bringing her band Blondie for concerts in each Oz capital city this November and December as part of the A Day on the Green winery tour.
Co-headlining the tour is another of the most influential bands to emerge from late ‘70s – The Pretenders – with its animal activist lead singer Chrissie Hynde.
Both women have always escaped the usual clichés of rock chickery and are unquestionably legends of music.
“I’m so excited to be coming back to Australia – some of the most fun audiences we’ve ever had – and the beautiful countryside,” says Hynde. “Yes, we can’t wait to rock out down under. See you soon you crazy Aussies!”
Blondie and The Pretenders co-headline tour:
Wednesday 24th November – An Evening on the Green – Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Perth
Saturday 27th November – A Day On The Green – Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley
Wednesday 1st December – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday 4th December – A Day On The Green – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Sunday 5th December – A Day On The Green – Josef Chromy Wines, Launceton
Tuesday 7th December – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 11th December – Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley
Sunday 12th December – A Day On The Green – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton
Tuesday 14th December – Royal Theatre, Canberra
Tickets on sale June 15th for all cities except Perth which is on sale June 14th
Same Same’s favourite Blondie song is shown below.