Blondie and Cyndi Lauper Touring Together

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blondie-lauper-2017We saw a lot of big classic rock names combine for 2016 tours and here comes word of another strong pairing for 2017. The Deborah Harry-led Blondie have announced a series of dates with Cyndi Lauper. So far, it’s just for Australia and limited to seven dates but the hope is that it gets expanded well beyond that.

Says Harry: “You can’t miss this show. The bitches are coming back to make it happen in Australia just like they do it everywhere. All the songs and music you want to hear from us and much much more…. We’re looking to have the best tour in OZ ever!”

There are five outdoor dates, billed as “A Day on the Green,” and two indoor shows.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 8 at 10 am here.

Blondie has one of the most unusual pop chart histories. Their first nine singles failed to chart. Their next, 1979’s “Heart of Glass,” went to #1. They would enjoy another three chart-toppers in the ’80s: “Call Me,” “The Tide is High” and “Rapture.”

Related: Our Classic Video story of “Rapture”

Lauper’s most recent studio album, Detour, were covers of country classics featuring several guests including Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. She’s earned eight Top 10 singles including the #1 hits “Time After Time” and “True Colors.”

Harry and Lauper both performed at the David Bowie tribute concert held at NYC’s Carnegie Hall on March 31.

A Day on the Green dates:

Sat April 1 – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW
Sun April 2 – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
Sat April 8 – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Sun April 9 – Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA
Wed April 12 – Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Perth WA

Indoor dates:

Tue April 4 – ICC Theatre, Sydney
Thu April 6 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

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