Barrowlands date for Blur comeback
Britpop legends Blur will play Glasgow Barrowlands next month ahead of their appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival and their highly anticipated return to London’s Hyde Park later this summer.
The band is enjoying the widest chart success of their career following the release of the critically acclaimed UK Number 1 album The Magic Whip, 16 years on from their last album as a four-piece.
The recordings, during a five-day break in touring in Spring 2013 in Hong Kong, were put aside when the group finished touring but last November Graham Coxon revisited the tracks and, drafting in Blur’s early producer Stephen Street, he worked with the band on the material.
Damon Albarn then added lyrics and the 12 tracks of The Magic Whip are the result.
And now Blur will follow up their two club performances of the album for fans in London and New York with a string of live dates – kicking off at legendary Glasgow venue Barrowlands on June 9 before their first ever Blackpool show at the impressive 19th century Empress Ballroom on June 10, and finally, a return to Wales for the first time since 1997 to play Llandudno on June 11.
Tickets are £35 each (plus booking fee) and are available via www. axs.com
Blur are back after 16 years apart