BLUR - 2023 LIVE

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BLUR - 2023 LIVE

Post by Caitlin » 14 Nov 2022, 09:04

June 2023:
1st: Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
8th: Primavera Sound, Madrid, Spain
10th: Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
24th: Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
30th: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

July 2023:
6th: Beaureagard Festival, Normandy, France
8th: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
9th: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
14th: Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix-Plouguer, France
22nd: Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Italy

August 2023:
8th: Lokerse Feesten, Lokeren, Belgium
10th: Øyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway
11-12th: Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
13th: Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
19th: Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan
20th: Summer Sonic, Osaka, Japan
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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by thestunt » 14 Nov 2022, 09:10

:D The perpetual search for warm up gigs info begins!

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by Foggy » 14 Nov 2022, 09:15

That was my first thought.

I don't care who it is, I'm not really one for stadium gigs. Give me a practise session in somewhere pokey any day.
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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by thestunt » 14 Nov 2022, 09:28

Foggy wrote:
14 Nov 2022, 09:15
That was my first thought.

I don't care who it is, I'm not really one for stadium gigs. Give me a practise session in somewhere pokey any day.

Exactly, same as the last few , will get tickets for the wembley as a fallback but we were really spoiled for warmups , hopefully it will be the same , managed to get to goldsmiths for the 2009 one, then Newcastle , and wolves for 2012 , lets hope we get similar

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by ricj » 14 Nov 2022, 09:35

Seems like a really odd choice of venue for Blur... Saying that though, I'm pleased they're not playing Hyde Park again. Also, I'm assuming this will be another nostalgia based string of shows rather than in support of new music..?
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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by bugman » 14 Nov 2022, 09:39

Big rumours about new music i heard few months ago. I'm pretty sure that THEY will Play some new tunes too

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by JackS » 14 Nov 2022, 09:45

Stunned this is happening with Gorillaz coming out just a few months prior

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by thespider » 14 Nov 2022, 09:48

Considering Hyde Park 2015 didn't sell out, I wouldn't be surprised if this doesn't.

Any idea of the ticket prices? Def Leppard + Motley Crue at Wembley Stadium next summer is all-seating and front row is £347.

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by Ronnie » 14 Nov 2022, 09:49

NME are reporting it's their only UK date of 2023. Perhaps the warm up shows will be in Europe or maybe the NME are wrong (wouldn't be the first time)

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Post by thespider » 14 Nov 2022, 09:59

dougharrison wrote:
14 Nov 2022, 09:48
Ticket prices for those interested https://www.seetickets.com/event/blur/w ... 6c4596a17f
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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by dougharrison » 14 Nov 2022, 10:03

Ronnie wrote:
14 Nov 2022, 09:49
NME are reporting it's their only UK date of 2023. Perhaps the warm up shows will be in Europe or maybe the NME are wrong (wouldn't be the first time)
Nothing in the email to suggest it's the only one, warm ups seem likely, but as you say no guarantee they would be in the UK

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by windymiller » 14 Nov 2022, 10:11

I'm dreading the prices. Especially if they go down the corporate golden circle route.

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by windymiller » 14 Nov 2022, 10:15

Just seen prices. £147 for Golden Circle. £100 for standing!

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Re: Blur - 2023 Live

Post by John_d » 14 Nov 2022, 10:31

Genuinely quite surprising. Definitely better than Hyde Park. But what's the goal or purpose of this kind of mega gig? As much money as possible for as little commitment? Is it making a statement about the size and status of the band? "we are now huge, and you the UK and European fans, will come to us"?

It sounds to me like a pretty big venue for blur to fill. But whoever is gorillaz agent for live gigs seems to have a great grasp of what is and isn't possible. I assume the same people are involved here. And one - off gigs can drive demand. Just an an example, a few years ago soft cell slightly implausibly sold out the o2 with a one off "Farewell" gig that loads of fans across UK, Europe and even the US travelled to.

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