Blondie postpone UK tour until 2022, add Johnny Marr as special guest

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The trash has been cleared from the ‘Against All Odds’ show

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Blondie has postponed its ‘Against All Odds’ UK tour until next spring – see the revised schedule below.

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Debbie Harry and co. Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, London, Glasgow, Nottingham and other cities were scheduled to hit the road with garbage the following month to race headline dates.

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Today (October 6) it has been confirmed that the events will now take place between April and May 2022. Johnny Mara will appear as a special guest in place of Garbage, who has been forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. Smith’s former guitarist contributed to Blondie’s latest record, ‘Pollinator’ (2017).


“After collaborating with Johnny on Blondie’s last album, and with a new collaboration planned on our next album, we look forward to the long-expected return to the UK, and even better, with inspirational musical influences.” To share the stage with is Johnny Mara,” Harry explained in a statement.

Johnny Marr Credits: David M. Bennett / Getty Images

Drummer Clem Burke said: “It’s disappointing to have our UK tour postponed until April 2022. We will now be joined by our special guest and friend Johnny Marr. We are delighted to continue our relationship with Johnny, who is back on our previous album. Started with her contribution to ‘Pollinator’. Looking forward to seeing all of my UK fans in the spring.”

Meanwhile, Mara said he was “delighted” to be out on the road with Blondie, whom he hailed as “heroes of the 21st century”.

You can see the dates for Blondie’s ‘Against All Odds’ UK tour below, with the rest of the tickets available Here.


April 2022
22 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
24 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
26 – O2 Arena, London
28 – The Brighton Centre, Brighton
29 – Bonus Arena, Hull

May 2022
1 – AO Arena, Manchester
2 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
4 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
5 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
7 – Utilia Arena, Birmingham

Over the summer, Debbie Harry gave an update on Blondie’s next album. “We are in the process of laying out some track and setting a period of time to do the rehearsals,” said the frontwoman Granthshala. “We are already looking at 10-12 songs, but it’s too early to talk about it.”

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