When: Fri., July 14, 6:45 p.m. 2017
Debbie Harry, the blonde at the core of longtime rock band Blondie, had a lot of birthday candles to blow out this year—on July 1, the punk icon turned 72. If you find that hard to believe, you're not alone; it seems like only yesterday that "Call Me" and "Heart of Glass" were on the radio, and Blondie's personal hybrid of rap, hip-hop and disco was sweeping the nation. Luckily, that fire never really died; Blondie and '90s alt-rock band Garbage—fronted by the incredible Shirley Manson—have hit the road together and will perform at the Nampa Idaho Center Friday, July 14.
The two bands joined forces for the "Rage and Rapture" North American Tour following the debuts of Pollinator, Blondie's eleventh studio album, and This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, Garbage's photo-packed autobiography, both of which were released earlier this year. Snag tickets to this blast from the past on ticketfly.com before they sell out.
With Exene Cervenka and John Doe, 6:45 p.m., $35-$95. Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, fordidahocenter.com.