Bar­row­lands date for Blur come­back

Rutherglen Reformer - - The TIcket -

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

Re­united

Blur are back af­ter 16 years apart

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