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The first announced show of the 2017-18 “Kauffman Center Presents” season will feature two quintessential rock ‘n’ roll acts. Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour will perform for one night in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, July 18.
Tickets for the show range from $79 to $149, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, February 24.
For more information on how purchase tickets visit kauffmancenter.org.
Singer-songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke and their band-mates in the punk/new wave band Blondie are undeniable pop icons, their sound and sensibility as fresh as when they first topped the charts in the late 1970s.
Since their groundbreaking 1978 album Parallel Lines, the members of Blondie have always been a forward-thinking – and forward-moving – group. Their brand of cross-genre rock has spawned hits including “Call Me,” “Rapture,” and “Heart of Glass,” bringing underground sounds into the mainstream. Blondie’s 11th studio album, Po11inator, is out in May.
Hailing from Madison, WI, Garbage is guitarist Duke Erikson, drummer Butch Vig, guitarist Steve Marker and lead singer Shirley Manson. The band’s 1995 debut, Garbage, encased the grunge of the moment in a pitch-shifting, shimmering wall of sound. The band crafted a blend of dark, industrial noise, sci-fi pop melodies, and whirlwind guitar on their 1990s hit singles including “Only Happy When It Rains,” “Stupid Girl,” and “#1 Crush.”
Reunited following a hiatus in the late 2000s, Garbage released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012. The group’s latest record, Strange Little Birds, came out in fall 2016. Garbage has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and performed in more than 35 countries.