Blondie's Deb­bie Harry still feels 27

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Blondie's Deb­bie Harry still feels as though she is in her 20s be­cause her band's mu­sic keeps her young at heart. The pop icon turned 72 on July 1 and even though she is a proud sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian in her mind she's still a rock­ing 20-some­thing be­cause she and her band­mates are still mak­ing great new songs and play­ing to thou­sands of fans. Speak­ing to BANG Show­biz, Deb­bie said: "I still think I'm 27, that's the prob­lem. My mother al­ways said to me, 'You're al­ways go­ing to feel 25 in­side.' I thought, 'Oh that sounds OK.' " As well as keep­ing her feel­ing young, the 'Heart of Glass' hit­maker says mu­sic never fails to lift her mood or give her "a boost" when she needs it. She added: "Mu­sic has got me through a lot of dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions. In my daily life, sud­denly a song will pop into my head and give me a re­al­ity check, or a boost. I think that hap­pens to ev­ery­one. It does take pain away." Blondie played an in­cred­i­ble set fea­tur­ing many of the band's great­est hits when they sup­ported head­liner Phil Collins at Bar­clay­card presents Bri­tish Sum­mer­time Hyde Park last Fri­day. And Deb­bie and her band­mates are show­ing no signs of slow­ing down as they have just an­nounced a new UK tour in sup­port of their new and 11th stu­dio al­bum 'Pol­li­na­tor'. They will be play­ing the Manch­ester O2 Apollo on Novem­ber 11, the Birm­ing­ham Bar­clay­card Arena on Novem­ber 13, the Glas­gow SSE Hy­dro on Novem­ber 14 and Lon­don's O2 Brix­ton Academy on Novem­ber 16. Tick­ets for the gigs go on sale this Fri­day. Be­fore those dates Blondie have also an­nounced they will be per­form­ing at BBC Ra­dio 2 Live in Hyde Park on Sun­day Septem­ber 10. With their LP 'Pol­li­na­tor' the group want to raise aware­ness about the plight of the bee pop­u­la­tion and fans can help make a dif­fer­ence by pur­chas­ing spe­cial lim­ited edition 'Pol­li­na­tor/Save The Bees' T-shirts - the net pro­ceeds of which will go di­rectly to the con­ser­va­tion of the in­sects through ed­u­ca­tion, con­sumer em­pow­er­ment and po­lit­i­cal ac­ti­va­tion along. Blondie have been work­ing with the Pol­li­na­tor Part­ner­ship, Friends of the Earth and Green­peace on the cam­paign.

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