Blur will reunite next summer for their headlining shows in eight years.
The Britpop icons will play London’s Wembley Stadium on July 8th. Update: Blur have announced a second show at Wembey on July 9th. They’ll be joined by supporting acts slowthai, Jockstrap, and Self Esteem.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18th at 10:00 a.m. local time Ticketmaster. An artist pre-sale will precede the public on-sale starting Wednesday, November 16th.
Additionally, they’re confirmed to headline the Beauregard Festival in France on July 6th.
At the moment, it’s unclear if Blur will play additional tour dates beyond the announced shows. The band last embarked on a tour in 2015 in support of their album, The Magic Whip. In 2019, they reunited for a brief three-song performance at an Africa Express performance staged by frontman Damon Albarn.
It’s shaping up to be another busy year for Albarn; in addition to regrouping with Blur, he’ll put out a new Gorillaz album called Cracker Island in February.
Meanwhile, Blur bandmate Graham Coxon will release an album as The WAEVE, his collaborative project with partner and former Pipettes member, Rose Eilnor Dougall, and drummer Dave Rowntree will put out his debut solo album, Radio Songs.
Blur 2023 Tour Dates:
07/06 – Beauregard, FR @ Beauregard Festival
07/08 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium *
07/09 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium *
* = w/ slowthai and Jockstrap