Blondie's tour may be their last
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 July 2014
This article is from 2014.
Blondie drummer Clem Burke has revealed that singer Debbie Harry has been hinting "it could be time" for the band to finally call time on their career after their current world tour
Blondie's current world tour could be their last.
The iconic rock band's drummer Clem Burke, 58, has admitted the group's frontwoman Debbie Harry, 69, "has hinted it could be time" for the 'Maria' hitmakers.
He told The Province newspaper: "By the time we get to beautiful Vancouver, we will have toured Europe, played Glastonbury and done a number of big festivals in North America.
"As for the rumours of the last tour, we've decided we'll live forever. But Debbie, is older than me and has hinted it could be time. Obviously without her, there is no Blondie."
The group's legendary singer opened up about their latest album 'Ghosts of Download' - which was released in May - and admitted it has been a breath of "fresh air", while urging other stars to try new things instead of simply playing it safe.
She said: "I'm excited because I love the new stuff. It's always a chance to breathe fresh air. It's good for artists to step out of their comfort zone."
Debbie forged her own solo career following the band's split in 1982, and started using her full name - Deborah Harry - after her third album because she wanted to have her own identity.
She previously admitted: "That's my proper name and I was trying to, as you say, draw a line in the sand between the Blondie identification and me as a solo artist.
"I think I was often confronted by the record company saying, 'Why can't you use the name Blondie?' Well, I'd like to use the name Blondie, but it's not Blondie, it's me."