Garbage’s Shirley Manson talks about being ‘weird’ on Blondie before the two bands co-headline the Hollywood Bowl – Orange County Register

When Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson got word that her band’s summer co-headlining tour with New York’s influential Lower East Side rock band Blondie had been given the green light, she was ecstatic.

During a phone interview ahead of the outing, dubbed the Rage & Rapture Tour, which stops by the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 9, Manson said she had been lucky enough to have had several run-ins with Blondie vocalist Debbie Harry throughout the years.

Back in the early ‘80s, Manson’s Scottish rock band, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie, opened for Harry on her solo tour and in the early ‘90s, Harry came out to see Manson in her band Angelfish when she was opening up for the Ramones at The Academy in New York City.

“I was weird on Blondie,” Manson said with a laugh. “I was. Debbie has been one of my touchstones throughout my life.”

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