BY ELISA TAYLOR
Debbie Harry with her pristine vocals and sex appeal still perfectly intact, rocked the Capitol Theater in Portchester three weeks ago. If you closed your eyes you would think you were listening to Blondie Live in the 70s.
Opening with her 1970s hit “Dreaming” and closing with one of her most popular songs “Call Me” as an encore, Debbie Harry and Blondie did not disappoint. The crowd was on their feet the entire concert and so was I. Three original band members remain in Blondie and after over 40 years of rocking, the performance was still outstanding.
Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer Blondie band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen played some new songs from their ninth album “Panic of Girls,” as well as the biggest hits from their storied four-decade career.
Fans of all ages were proudly displaying their Blondie tattoos, shirts, hats, jackets; it really was incredible to witness. “Blondie’s music is timeless,” said Sarah Blanc of Westchester. “I am 21-years-old and grew up listening to Blondie with my parents. I loved the music the first time I heard them and have followed them ever since. Tonight’s show was amazing and a real treat for me,” Blanc said. Sporting three Blondie tattoos on her arms and ankles Blanc was obviously one of Blondie’s biggest fans.
Earlier this year, Blondie received rave reviews during their sold-out North American tour and made two very special national TV performances on the TODAY Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform single “Mother.”
The band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide was inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
I give Blondie two thumbs up and highly recommend their new album “Panic of Girls.” I also recommend attending live performance if you are lucky enough to catch them the next time they come through town.
For additional information and future tour dates visit Blondie online at: www.Blondie.net.