Blur to play Wembley Stadium next summer
By Classic Pop | November 14, 2022
Blur has announced a special live show at London’s Wembley Stadium on 8 July 2023, their first headline show since 2015.
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The concert will see Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree supported by British rapper slowthai, critically acclaimed English singer-songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Self Esteem and London-based electro-pop duo Jockstrap.
Speaking on the announcement Damon Albarn says: “We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again.”
“I’m really looking forward to playing with my blur brothers again and revisiting all those great songs,” adds Graham Coxon. “Blur live shows are always amazing for me. A nice guitar and an amp turned right up and loads of smiling faces…”
“There’s always something really special when the four of us get in a room,” says Alex James. “It’s nice to think that on 8th July that room will be Wembley Stadium.”
“After the chaos of the last few years,” concludes Dave Rowntree, “it’s great to get back out to play some songs together on a summer’s day in London. Hope to see you there.”
Since announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, Blur went on to revolutionise the sound of English popular music with five successive No.1 albums Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003) and a string of Top 10 singles, including two No 1s with Country House and Beetlebum, helping to propel the band to mass popularity at home and abroad.
One of the biggest British bands of the last three decades, Blur have released eight studio albums and collected 10 NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to thousands of devoted fans across the globe.
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