Blur have announced they will be playing at Wembley Stadium next summer. The gig will take place on July 8, marking their only UK appearance of 2023 and first headline show since 2015. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday, November 18.
“We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again,” frontman Damon Albarn said in a statement. Guitarist Graham Coxon added, “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 commented: “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.”
And drummer Dave Rowntree said: “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.”
Blur’s latest album, The Magic Whip, came out in 2015. Albarn is gearing up to release a new album with Gorillaz, Cracker Island, in February; that same month, Coxon will issue his debut album with THE WAEVE, his project with former singer-songwriter Rose Elinor Dougall. Rowntree’s debut solo record, Radio Songs, will arrive in January.