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Blondie Postpone Tour Until 2022, Announce Johnny Marr As Special Guest

Johnny Marr will be replacing Garbage, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

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Blondie - Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival
Blondie - Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival

Blondie have postponed their Against All Odds UK tour until next spring.

Debbie Harry and the band were set to tour the UK with Garbage next month for a run of headline dates in Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, London, Glasgow, Nottingham, and other cities.

It has been confirmed that the shows will now take place between April and May 2022. Johnny Marr will appear as a special guest in place of Garbage, who have been forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.

“Having collaborated with Johnny on Blondie’s last album, and with plans for a new collaboration on our next album, we are looking forward to a long-overdue return to the UK, and even better, to sharing the stage with the inspirational musical influence that is Johnny Marr,” explained Harry in a statement reported by NME.

Drummer Clem Burke added: “It is a disappointment to have to postpone our UK tour until April 2022. We will now be joined by our special guest & friend Johnny Marr. We’re happy to continue our relationship with Johnny that began with his contribution to our last album Pollinator. Looking forward to seeing all our UK fans in the spring.”

In happier Blondie news, the band announced a brand new Christmas themed 3-track 12” limited edition EP, featuring “Yuletide Throwdown”, the track co-written and performed with Fab 5 Freddy, recorded around the time of the band’s ground-breaking hit, “Rapture,” and using the same samples.

The ultra-rare 1981 holiday flexi-disc will be reissued for the first time on 180gm vinyl, following the discovery of the tapes in the Blondie archive. “Yuletide Throwdown” was originally given away as a coloured flexi-disc with Flexipop magazine and will only now be commercially available for the first time.

Pre-order Yuletide Throwdown.

Blondie Tour Dates:
April 2022
22 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
24 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
26 – The 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 – Utilitia Arena, Birmingham

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