Blondie have announced more tour dates for 2022. The band will be joined by legendary British punks The Damned for a run of shows this summer billed as the ‘Against the Odds’ tour. It kicks off on August 12 in Mashantucket, Conn., and runs through August 27 in Chicago.
Blondie will also be playing a series of concerts in the U.K. in April and May before starting their tour with The Damned. Johnny Marr will appear as a special guest in place of Garbage, who have been forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
Blondie and The Damned will also appear at the Cruel World Festival in Pasadena, California, in May, with acts like Morrissey, Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes and others.
Presale tickets for the August shows will be available beginning March 2 at Ticketmaster, followed by general public tickets on sale on March 4. Visit Blondie’s official website for further information.
In 2014, drummer Clem Burke implied that the band’s touring days could be coming to an end. “As for the rumors of the last tour, we’ve decided we’ll live forever,” he told Uncut at the time. “But Debbie [Harry], is older than me and has hinted it could be time. Obviously, without her, there is no Blondie.” Since then, the group has embarked on several tours, including a co-headlining run with Elvis Costello in 2019.
Blondie and The Damned play the following ‘Against The Odds’ US tour dates:
Aug. 12 – Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theater
Aug. 14 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Aug. 17 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
Aug. 18 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
Aug. 20 – Bensalem, PA @ Xcite Center at Parx Casino
Aug. 21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Aug. 23 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Bradley Music Center
Aug. 24 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
Aug. 26 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Aug. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre.