Gothamist interviewed Deborah Harry today....
How do you feel about CBGB being turned into an upscale boutique? [Laughs.] It’s just a building. It’s just a storefront, really, when you get right down to it.See Deborah Harry at Irving Plaza tonight (Nov 8, 2007). Nomi will be there. Look for Deborah Harry hanging out at the Knitting Factory before it turns into a clothing store or deli too.
Do you feel though that it’s indicative of broader changes in New York City? Yes, in some ways, but you know when you look at New York City it’s a fast moving, crowded place with layers upon layers of history, with these different buildings and venues that are always changing. You know, I go past the corner of St. Mark’s Place and Third Avenue and that used to be The Five Spot, which was an incredible, very famous jazz club. Max’s Kansas City is now a deli. I mean, this is not the first time I’ve seen this happen. It happens all the time in New York.
What’s your favorite place to hear live music in New York these days? There are a lot places I like, it just depends on who’s playing. I go to the Knitting Factory sometimes; that’s always a good place to go. It’s a comfortable, very intimate size and a fun place to go.
All tour dates (Gossip & Debbie), and a clip of Deborah Harry expressing love for her ex-tour-mates Gossip, below....
Debbie Harry - 2007 Tour Dates
Nov 8 - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, New York
Nov 9 - Keswick Theater Glenside
Nov 10 - Foxwoods Casino Ledyard
Nov 12 - Magic City Music Hall Johnson City
Nov 13 - 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Nov 14 - The Orange Peel Ashville, NC
Nov 16 - Jackie Gleason Theater Miami, FL
Nov 17 - Tampa Theater Tampa, FL
Nov 20 - Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Nov 21 - Agora Theater Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 23 - Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto
Nov 24 - The Vogue Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 27 - Brady Theater Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 28 - House of Blues Dallas, Texas
Nov 30 - Belly Up Aspen
Dec 1 - Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
Dec 2 - Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 4 - House of Blues Anaheim, California
Dec 5 - Belly Up Tavern San Diego, California
Dec 7 - Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, California
Dec 8 - Santa Fe Station Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 9 - The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Gossip - 2007 Tour Dates
Nov 10 - Cigale Paris
Nov 11 - Olympic Nantes
Nov 13 - Le Bikini Toulouse
Dec 8 - Kings Arms Auckland
Dec 9 - San Francisco Bathhouse Wellington
Dec 11 - Metro Theatre Sydney
Dec 12 - The Zoo Brisbane
Dec 13 - Capitol Theatre Perth
Dec 15 - Meredith Music Festival Victoria
Dec 16 - The Prince Melbourne
Dec 19 - Quatro Osaka
Dec 20 - O-East Tokyo