Blur will deliver their first show title in the UK since 2015 at London’s Wembley Stadium next year, Metropolis Music announced.
The one-off special will see Britpop singer-songwriter Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree reunite to perform beloved national anthems their favorites on July 8.
British musician Albarn, 54, who rose to fame as Blur’s lead in the ’90s, said: “We really enjoyed playing these songs and thought it was about time we did. again”.
Coxon, 53, said: “I’m really looking forward to playing with my Blur brothers again and revisiting all those great songs.
“Fuzzy live shows have always wowed me. A nice guitar and an amp turned on and loads of smiling faces. “
Meanwhile, 53-year-old James said: ‘There’s always something really special when the four of us are in the same room. It’s nice to think that on July 8, that room will be Wembley Stadium. “
Rowntree, 58, added: “After the chaos of the past few years, it was great to be back playing some songs together on a summer day in London. Hope to see you there.”
The band, who are often credited with helping define the Britpop genre, joins the lineup of singer-songwriter Self Esteem, British rapper Slowthai and electronic music duo Jockstrap.
Following the release of her debut album in 1991, Blur went on to achieve six number-one albums in the UK and a string of hits including Beetlebum and Country House.
They have collected five Brit Awards, four of which were received in 1995 and their eighth studio album The Magic Whip was released in 2015.
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Tickets for their one-off title show will go on general sale on November 18.
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