A release date has finally been set for Blondie frontwoman and cultural icon Debbie Harry’s highly anticipated debut memoir, Face It, out via HarperCollins / Dey Street Books on Oct. 1.
Written in collaboration with journalist and author Sylvie Simmons, the book will center on the rise, fall and resuscitation of Blondie amidst the backdrop of pre-Giuliani New York City, featuring original essays by Harry, an introduction by Blondie guitarist Chris Stein and unseen personal photos of the band.
Harry revealed she had completed the memoir in a February interview with Rolling Stone, where she mentioned the book will trace her life story, acting career and relationship with Stein, and how the band “carried on through all that time from my sort of warped little perspective.”
The HarperCollins listing also mentions the book will explore her alleged attempted abduction by serial killer Ted Bundy, so—there’s that.
Face It will be released on Oct. 1, but in the meantime, you can catch Blondie on tour with Elvis Costello across North America this summer and revisit a 1979 Blondie performance from the Paste archives below.
Blondie Tour Dates:
20 – Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
21 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
23 – Boston, Mass. @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
24 – Forest Hills, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium
26 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem
27 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
01 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Pearl Theater At The Palms
02 – Temecula, Calif. @ Pechanga Summit
04 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
07 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl
08 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery