Live: Blondie @ The Roundhouse

Blondie’s 2013 UK tour took them to Camden’s legendary The Roundhouse on 7 July and Kew The Music festival on 9 July. Imelda Michalczyk went along to photograph for Rockshot and Rebeladelica

Blondie at The Roundhouse in London on 7 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Blondie at The Roundhouse in London on 7 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

The band were promoting their new album Panic of Girls. Opening both times with One Way Or Another and mixing up old classics such as Heart Of Glass, Dreaming and Atomic with new songs such as Drag You Around and What I Heard, they transformed what could otherwise be simply a nostalgia trip into a forceful show by a still creative act.

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

The current line up includes original Blondie members Chris Stein (guitar) and Clem Burke (drums) and, of course, Debbie Harry on vocals.

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

The Roundhouse restricted photographers to its balcony at the back of the venue and to only one and a half songs, making it a tough shoot.

Blondie at The Roundhouse in London on 7 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Kew The Music allowed photographers to shoot from the crowd a little way back from the stage, with the summertime daylight aiding the distance restrictions.

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Debbie dressed up in foliage for the festival in honour of the beautiful Kew Gardens setting.

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Blondie at Kew The Music in London on 9 July 2013 (Imelda Michalczyk)

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