Nov 14, 2022 -
2023 Wembley Stadium reunion gig
"We really love
playing these songs and thought it's about time we did it
have announced details of a one-off UK reunion gig at London's
Wembley Stadium for summer 2023.
The Britpop icons will
playing their only UK show of 2023 at the iconic venue on
Saturday, July 8. The band will be supported by Slowthai, Self
Esteem and Jockstrap. This marks the band's first headline
show since 2015, when they released their long-awaited and
critically-acclaimed comeback album 'The Magic Whip'. Details
of other world tour dates are currently unknown.
Tickets will go on
general sale from 10am on Friday November 18.
Looking ahead to
delivering a greatest hits set, frontman Damon Albarn said:
"We really love playing these songs and thought it's about
time we did it again."
Guitarist Graham Coxon
agreed: "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,
meanwhile, said: "There's always something really special when
the four of us get in a room. It's nice to think that on July
8 that room will be Wembley Stadium."
Drummer Dave Rowntree
added: "After the chaos of the last few years, it's great to
get back out to play some songs together on a summer's day in
London. Hope to see you there."
After going on hiatus
following the world tour for 2003's 'Think Tank', then band
first reunited in 2009 for a lengthy tour and Glastonbury
This comes after Albarn
previously claimed to NME that the band had been in
talks and "had an idea" of how to make their comeback, before
Rowntree teased that live activity would be on the cards if
all members were "up for it" and Coxon appeared to downplay
the chances of a reunion.
Coxon, who recently
released his autobiography Verse, Chorus, Monster!, is also
set to release the debut album with THE WAEVE, his
side-project with former Pipettes member-turned-Mark Ronson
collaborator and singer-songwriter Rose Elinor Dougall.
acclaimed solo album 'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The
Stream Flows' in 2021, Albarn will release new album 'Cracker
Island' with Gorillaz in February.
Rowntree, meanwhile, is
gearing up for the release of his debut solo album 'Radio
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