His former WHAM! bandmates gave a beautiful introduction to a musical tribute from Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Blondie have announced they will be headlining a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday 30th June.
This new date sees Blondie hitting the road following the release of their new two-disc package of music. Blondie 4(0) Ever, which includes a greatest hits album and a brand new album 'On Ghosts Of Download', set for Monday 12th May 2014.
Blondie will perform months of concerts around the world in support of Blondie 4(0) Ever and will making a festival appearance at Glastonbury before headlining show in Sheffield and London this June.
Blondie have sold more than 40 million albums globally and repeatedly reaching the top of the charts over the course of four decades with such hits as 'One Way Or Another', 'Heart Of Glass', 'Call On Me' and 'Maria'.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (2006) Blondie emerged from late '70s new wave punk scene in New York City. They wrote great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. Blondie have continued to be a powerhouse live act, attracting audiences literally around the world, becoming the most successful band to reunite from the class of ’77. Blondie where recently awarded the Godlike Genius accolade at this year’s NME awards.
Tickets for the London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire gig go on-sale Friday 16 May at 9am.
Watch Blondie's 'Heart Of Glass' video below: