Blondie have announced news of their ‘Against The Odds’ UK Tour with special guest Garbage, a run of shows which will take place in November 2021. The legendary New Yorkers return to the UK for shows in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Hull, Nottingham, Brighton Cardiff, London, Glasgow and Leeds.
With Garbage on the bill, the string of shows arrive as a double female-fronted band tour and continues the relationship between the two bands. Garbage supported Blondie on their last UK tour in 2017, in support of Blondie’s acclaimed most recent album Pollinator.
For the string of shows, band members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke, are joined on the road by long-standing bandmates bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen.
Speaking about the shows, Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry said: “Next year’s UK tour is more meaningful to me perhaps than the very first time Blondie played there in the mid-’70s. The UK has always been a special place to us, and being able to come back to perform there after sitting out most of 2020 is very exciting.
“Blondie toured with Garbage during 2017 and we look forward to doing it again. We had a wild ride! All tours are rarely the same, however, I really hope the new Blondie/Garbage concert events are even better.”
Harry concluded: “I have always been a fan of Garbage (and of Shirley Manson dating back to her days in Goodbye Mr Makenzie). Along with Butch, Steve, Duke and Eric this band set the stage on fire. I can’t wait to play these shows with them!”
See the full dates, below.
Blondie 2020 tour dates:
- Sat 6 M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
- Mon 8 Utilita Arena Birmingham
- Tues 9 AO Arena Manchester
- Thur 11 Bonus Arena Hull
- Fri 12 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
- Sun 14 The Brighton Centre
- Tues 16 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
- Thu 18 The O2 Arena London
- Sat 20 The SSE Hydro Glasgow
- Sun 21 First Direct Arena Leeds