Blondie has confirmed a tour of the nation’s woodlands next summer, supported by The Lightning Seeds, with Sherwood Forest first up on the tour - and tickets go on sale this Friday.
Blondie emerged from New York’s celebrated new wave scene producing innovative music with their rock/disco, reggae and hip-hop influenced songs. Fronted by pop icon Deborah Harry, their ground-breaking material brought them a stash of hit singles such as ‘Denis’, ‘(I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear’, ‘Picture This’, ‘Dreaming’, ‘Union City Blue’ and ‘Rapture’. Few acts can match their 20 year span of No 1’s from ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Sunday Girl’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Call Me’, ‘The Tide Is High’ to ‘Maria’. Their singles success complemented by 40 million+ album sales that include classic recordings like ‘Plastic Letters’, ‘Parallel Lines’ and ‘Eat to The Beat’ has ensured worldwide superstar status for this pioneering band.
Special guest each evening will be The Lightning Seeds performing an acoustic set of their perfect pop songs like ‘Pure’, ‘Lucky You’ and ‘Change’.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
Blondie with special guests The Lightning Seeds will be performing:
Friday 14 June - Sherwood Pines, Nr Cliptsone, Notts.
Saturday 15 June - Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk.
Friday 21 June - Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 22 June - Bedgebury Pinetum, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 28 June - Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks.
Saturday 29 June - Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs.
Saturday 6 July - Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire.
Tickets £36.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 7th December from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music