Blur have announced four intimate warm up shows next month ahead of their Wembley Stadium performance in July. The run will see the band play a hometown show in Colchester and officially re-open The Halls in Wolverhampton.
Announced in November last year, the Wembley Stadium show will be Blur’s only large-scale performance in the UK this year. That and the newly announced gigs are also their first headline performances since 2015.
Commenting last year, guitarist Graham Coxon said: “I’m really looking forward to playing with my Blur brothers again and revisiting all those great songs. Blur live shows are always amazing for me. A nice guitar and an amp turned right up and loads of smiling faces”.
Bassist Alex James added: “There’s always something really special when the four of us get in a room. It’s nice to think that on 8 Jul that room will be Wembley Stadium”.
Yes, that’s right, the Wembley show will be on 8 Jul. Thanks, Alex. Tickets for that show sold out in minutes, so these new ones give you another crack at getting to see Blur, if you missed out. Although obviously there are even fewer tickets available for these, so you’ll need to move fast. The new tickets will go on general sale at 10am on 28 Apr, and will be limited to two per customer.
All the dates and venues are here:
19 May: Colchester Arts Centre
21 May: Eastbourne, Winter Gardens
26 May: Wolverhampton, The Halls
28 May: Newcastle, City Hall