New wave legends Blondie bring rapture to Hard Rock Live

click to enlarge New wave legends Blondie bring rapture to Hard Rock Live
Danielle St. Lauren
Forty years in and still glamorously grinding, Blondie – with the creative core of Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke intact – are on tour behind their 11th studio album, Pollinator. The band started as a group of punks creating music in New York City’s mythical ’70s downtown scene – alongside Suicide, the Ramones and the New York Dolls – that was undeniably danceable, but Harry and Stein went even further in entering new frontiers combining the worlds of hip-hop and pop/dance on “Rapture,” the pioneering collab with Fab Five Freddie that brought the band uptown. On Pollinator, Blondie look to the youth again for the conjoining of genres: The band collaborated on songs with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Charli XCX and even Johnny Marr. Making for even deeper mixtapes-made-manifest magic, the co-headliners on this “Rage and Rapture” tour are ’90s alt-rock supergroup Garbage.

with Garbage, Deap Vally | 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. | 407-351-5483 | hardrock.com/orlando | $45.50-$120.50
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Hard Rock Live

6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando I-Drive/Universal

407-351-5483

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