“Blondie will receive the Godlike Genius Award at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas.
One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.
Speaking in next week’s NME, which will be available from Wednesday (February 5) on newsstands and is also available digitally, the band’s frontwoman Debbie Harry says: “It’s great you know. It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognised. It’s outstanding, really.” Speaking about other recipients of the award, she adds: “It’s an outstanding list. I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering.”