Blondie’s Clem Burke: ‘Debbie Harry says this tour could be the last’

Harry hinted it may be time for the band to call it quits

Blondie’s drummer Clem Burke has revealed that the band’s current world tour may be their last.

Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and has been drumming with the band since 1975.

In a recent interview, the 58-year-old has said that Debbie Harry has hinted that this could be it for the band once their current tour comes to an end.

“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,” he told The Province. “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 band recently performed at Glastonbury Festival as well as playing dates in London and Sheffield at the end of June. Blondie were honoured at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas, in February. The band were named Godlike Genius at this year’s event, which took place on February 26, where they performed a career-spanning set.

The band will play Bristol O2 Academy on August 19 and Leicester O2 Academy on August 20. Tickets are on sale now and the gigs will follow the release of the recent two-disc ‘Blondie 4(0) Ever’ which is made up of a greatest hits album alongside the band’s new LP ‘Ghosts Of Download’. It was their first release since 2011’s ‘Panic Of Girls’.

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