Clem Burke and Bootleg Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ UK Tour

Clem Burke and Bootleg Blondie

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 19 January
O2 Academy Oxford – 27 January
O2 Academy Liverpool – 1 February
O2 Academy Newcastle – 3 February
O2 Academy Sheffield – 4 February

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Clem Burke, Blondie drummer and part of the legend since 1975, is joining Bootleg Blondie for a UK tour in 2019 to play seminal album Parallel Lines live 40 years since its release, alongside all the hits. Affectionately known as the Doctor of Rock, and the hardest-working drummer in the business it’s clear to see that Blondie’s selling of more than 45 million albums is no accident and Burke has been referred to more than once as the “backbone” of the band’s sound. His peers revere his creativity, stamina and raw talent well-honed through the decades and showing no signs of abating.

Bootleg Blondie is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band, and the only one to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before its demise in 2006 and to also have had the honour of being thanked on Blondie’s 11th album Pollinator. Lead vocalist and front woman Debbie Harris appeared on national television when she was picked out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on BBC1 prime time show ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness, which attracted an audience of 10 million viewers. Bootleg Blondie have already had Clem Burke join them onstage and after such a rapturous response from fans and their appearance they’re finally going out on tour together to celebrate this milestone of one of Blondie’s finest albums.

Parallel Lines is the third studio album by the American rock band Blondie and includes some of the band’s greatest hits including; ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, ‘One Way or Another’, ‘Sunday Girl’ and ‘Picture This’. Released in September 1978 to international commercial success, the album was a Number 1 hit in the UK and proved to be the band’s commercial breakthrough in the USA, where it reached Number 6. American music mag Billboard listed Parallel Lines at Number 9 in the Top Pop Albums year-end chart of 1979.
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January 12, 2019