Chris Stein Sitting Out Blondie’s Summer Tour Due to Heart Issue: “… A Dumbass Condition Called Arterial Fibrillation”

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Blondie has a busy touring schedule in the coming months, but Debbie Harry and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends will do so without Chris Stein, who announced that he will be sitting out the tour due to some health issues.

Stein shared the unfortunate news to social media on Thursday:

I’m sad and frustrated to report that I’m not going out with the next bunch of Blondie touring. I’ve been dealing with a dumbass condition called Arterial Fibrillation or AFib which is irregular hear beats and combined with the meds I take for it I’m too fatigued to deal. I’m still all in with recording and other band projects and I should be out for discussions etc. later on. 

The band will be great and Glen Matlock will be joining them on bass. 

That’s it, I’m fine, I’m around here and I love you all

Stein added more on Instagram:

Yeah, I’m sorry I’m not gonna make the next round of Blondie shows. I hate to disappoint supporters and the band but there it is, I’ve got this stupid heart murmur thing which is tiring as hell. You might remember I was sitting down during the last tours, that was why. My brain is doing great and I’ve been writing during covid. The memoir has a deal in place in the UK and US pending.

I ♥️ you all


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Best wishes of healing go out to Chris Stein on his treatment and recovery.

Blondie’s Against All Odds tour features specials guests The Damned:

8/12 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino (Grand Theater)
8/14 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
8/17 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/18 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/20 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino
8/21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
8/23 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
8/24 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
8/26 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre (Detroit)
8/27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

This August tour will come on the heels of a spring outing that will find Blondie playing its first U.K. tour in five years, and includes two performances at the Cruel World Festival in Pasadena on May 14-15, part of an absolutely stacked bill that also features Morrissey, Bauhaus, Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Violent Femmes and much more.

Blondie’s spring tour dates (** with special guest Johnny Marr):

4/14 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/22 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro**
4/24 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena**
4/26 – London, UK – The O2 Arena**
4/28 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre**
4/29 – Hull, UK – Bonus Arena**
5/1 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena**
5/2 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena**
5/4 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena**
5/5 – Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena**
5/7 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena**
5/14 – Pasadena, CA – Cruel World Festival 2022
5/15 – Pasadena, CA – Cruel World Festival 2022
5/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*
5/18 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys*
5/21 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Corona Capital Guadalajara

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