Blondie postpone Glasgow gig until 2022 and add Johnny Marr as special guest

Pop-punk legends Blondie have postponed their Against All Odds UK tour until next spring – so fans will have to wait a while longer for their eagerly-anticipated visit to Glasgow.
Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie. Photo: Jane Barlow.Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie. Photo: Jane Barlow.
Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie. Photo: Jane Barlow.

Debbie Harry and co were due to arrive in the UK next month for a string of dates that would have seen them playing the SSE Hydro on November 20.

The gig will now take place on April 22, 2022.

American-Scottish alternative rockers Garbage were due to appear as special guests on the November dates, but have been forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.

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The former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will replace Shirley Manson and co at next year's shows.

In a statement, Blondie singer Harry said: “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.”

Drummer Clem Burke added: “We’re happy to continue our relationship with Johnny that began with his contribution to our last album, Pollinator.”

Blondie's 2022 UK gig dates:

Friday 22 April – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sunday 24 April – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Tuesday 26 April – O2 Arena, London

Thursday 28 April – Brighton Centre

Friday 29 April – Bonus Arena, Hull

Sunday 1 May – AO Arena, Manchester

Monday 2 May – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

Wednesday 4 May – first direct Arena, Leeds

Thursday 5 May – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Saturday 7 May – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

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