FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2017) – Iconic rockers Blondie and Garbage bring “The Rage and Rapture Tour” with special guest Deap Vally to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. Artist fan club members will have access to presale tickets now until Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Singer-songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke and their band-mates in Blondie are undeniable pop icons, their sound and sensibility as fresh as when they first topped the charts in the late 1970s. “Here comes the 21st Century,” Harry assuredly sang nearly three decades ago on her solo disc “Def Dumb And Blonde,” “it’s gonna be so much better for a girl like me,” Harry adds.
In their newest project, “Po11inator,” Blondie enlisted a group of cool songwriters to contribute to the record weaving their own way into the living, breathing story of Blondie, a group that directly affected their own genetic makeup as artists. The list is enviable and reflects the dynamism of Blondie’s very own cross-pollinating past – the fans and friends contributing material are blonde-bewigged superstar Sia, Blood Orange front man Dev Hynes, British singer Charli XCX, Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), and Canadian movie blogger and indie rocker (under the name An Unkindness) Adam Johnston. The invincible Joan Jett and cross- dressing comedian and singer John Roberts, who rose from DIY YouTube sensation to “Bob’s Burgers” regular, both contribute vocals.
Front-woman Harry and guitarist/conceptual mastermind Stein have been with Blondie since the beginning, as has drummer Burke, whose powerhouse playing has always distinguished Blondie’s sound. Joining them on tour and in the studio are Leigh Foxx (bass) and Tommy Kessler (guitar) as well as keyboardist-songwriter Matt Katz-Bohen. Blondie’s impact has been greater than the sum of its record sales: Harry’s persona, and the band’s boundary-pushing pop, has shaped the look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who followed in the last three decades, from Madonna to Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and, of course, Sia. “Po11inator” delves even deeper into this idea: inspiration from Blondie’s action-packed past shaping the sound of our collective future. Harry describes working with so many collaborators as “full circle.” She adds, “Their material is part of us. It’s a celebration of recycling, ha!”
In the spring of 2013, the members of Garbage — Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig — gathered in Los Angeles to start work on their sixth studio album.
Garbage, long-known for their meticulously crafted blend of dark, industrial noise, sci-fi pop melodies, whirlwind guitar, and tricked-out rhythms — was going back-to-basics for the first time.
From the confessional opener, “Sometimes,” to the pulsing static of the closer, “Amends,” “Strange Little Birds” is a sweeping, cinematic record of a unified mood: darkness. “There aren’t really any upbeat pop songs,” says Vig. “Even “Empty,” which has a big, anthemic guitar sound, has pretty dark lyrics.”
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About Seminole Hard Rock
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room.
Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 174 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.
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