Blur has announced an exciting lineup of live shows for the summer, with the band’s first-ever performance at Colchester Arts Centre, a converted church and local landmark, on May 19, 2023.

This show marks the start of a short run of warm-up performances, including visits to Eastbourne Winter Gardens on May 21, The Halls Wolverhampton on May 26, and O2 City Hall Newcastle on May 28. These shows will lead up to two massive shows at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 8th and 9th.

Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, and Dave Rowntree, are all originally from Colchester, with Damon and Graham first meeting as teenagers at Stanway School. Graham later introduced Dave to Damon and bassist Alex James to form Blur, with the band’s first album ‘Leisure’ being released in 1991.

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Fans were eager to see Alex James, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, and Dave Rowntree perform together again at their first-ever Wembley Stadium appearance this summer. The show on July 8th sold out in minutes, and the last remaining tickets for the July 9th show are available here.

Tickets for the warm-up shows will go on general sale on April 28th, 2023, with a maximum of two tickets available per show for each customer. For more information, fans can sign up for the mailing list on the band’s website.

Blur is one of the biggest British bands of the last three decades, having released eight studio albums, including the most recent ‘The Magic Whip’ in 2015, and collected numerous awards, including ten NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards, and an Ivor Novello Award.