Music legends Blondie and Peter Gabriel have both announced special iconic concerts to be staged in Sheffield.
Heart Of Glass superstar Deborah Harry and her band, Blondie, will follow global dates and Glastonbury with a one off UK show at Sheffield O2 Academy on Sunday, June 29.
Rock superstar Peter Gabriel’s Back To Front tour, featuring in its entirety his 1986 multi-platinum album SO, including anthemic hit Sledgehammer, is at the Motorpoint Arena on Sunday, November 30.
Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, April 25, at 9am.
Blondie are promoting next month’s release of Blondie 4(0) Ever, a Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits disc, featuring 11 of their biggest selling songs, packaged with a brand new 12 track album, On Ghosts Of Download.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in 2006, Blondie were pioneers in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s.
They have sold more than 40 million albums with four decades of hits, with great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. including One Way Or Another, Rapture, Maria, Aromic and Dreaming.
They remain a powerhouse live act and where recently awarded the Godlike Genius accolade at this year’s NME awards.
Peter Gabriel is returning to the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield for the first time in 10 years.
He will be playing greatest hits, including every track from So, the best-selling album of his career, plus new material.
SO topped the UK album chart, where it went triple platinum, was number two on the Billboard 200 in the US and is ranked at number 14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of Top 100 Albums of the 1982.
SO is also ranked 187 on the 500 greatest albums of all time and is included in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
“We serve it up in three parts, like a meal,” says Gabriel.
“The starter will be an acoustic bit, almost like we would be in rehearsal mode. From that acoustic starter we move on to the savoury dish, which is electric or more electronic stuff. If you survive that, then you get your dessert, which is the complete and uninterrupted album of ‘So,’ in the order in which it was originally intended.”
Gabriel’s Back To Front tour also features the original So album live band, including bass-wizard Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Manu Katche.
Tickets, including booking fees, are £36.75 and £47.25 when bought in person, or £38.50 and £49.50 online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or calling the Arena Box Office, 0114 256 5656.
* Peter Gabriel is offering a unique opportunity to go Behind the Scenes and view the Back to Front tour soundcheck for the upcoming shows.
Only available in very limited numbers from Peter Gabriel’s official website, this is the chance to buy a special fan experience - a front row or a premium seat ticket, an invitation to the soundcheck, pre-show hospitality and unrepeatable gift. More details at petergabriel.com.