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Blondie announces show at London Roundhouse alongside new Johnny Marr collaboration


Blondie have announced plans to play London’s Roundhouse later this year in support of their new album Pollinator.

The show, which falls just two days before the record is released, comes 39 years after the band played a career-defining show in the very same venue.

The news of the Roundhouse gig comes in tandem with the release of new single ‘My Monster’, a collaboration with the former guitarist of The Smiths’ Johnny Marr.

Blondie’s new album will be released this spring and feature collaborations with the likes of the Strokes’ Nick Valensi, Sia, Dev Hynes and Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio alongside Marr.

Debbie Harry, 71, recently claimed it was a “perfect” move for the band to collaborate with other artists for the first time.

“It was a fresh approach for us to bring in so many outsiders. And its kind of perfect for the stage in our career to do that,” she said.

“One of the comments I hear a lot from people my age is, ‘Oh, there’s no good music these days.’ It’s unfathomable to me how anybody could say that. There’s so much great music.

“People’s lives change when they start having families I guess. They’re not going to experiment so much. [As for Blondie], maybe we just have delayed adolescence or something.”

The band also recently shared single ‘Fun’