Blondie Single Hits #1 In U.K.

Having hit #1 on the British singles chart with "Maria," reunited new-wave hitmakers

Blondie will do a series of dates in support of No Exit (Feb. 23), their first

new record in more than 16 years, according to their U.S. publicity firm. The

performances include a Feb. 18 appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and

a radio contest winners' show on the album's release date at New York's Town Hall --

their first hometown appearance since 1983. Prior to that, they'll play an invitation-only

show Feb. 10 at the El Rey theater in L.A., in conjunction with the premiere of the new

film "200 Cigarettes," which stars Hole leader Courtney Love. The New

York-based Blondie first found success on England's pop charts during the late 1970s.