Blur announce intimate August UK tour – ticket details

Band will warm up for their Hyde Park show with four UK dates

Blur announce intimate August UK tour – ticket details

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Blur have announced an intimate UK tour for this August.

The Britpop icons will play four shows on the tour, beginning at Margate's Winter Gardens on August 1. They will then play two shows at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall on August 5 and 6, before finishing off at Plymouth's Pavilions on August 7.

The shows will act as a warm-up for the band's huge outdoor gig at London's Hyde Park on August 12. That show sees Blur topping a bill that also includes New Order and The Specials. The gig has been put on to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic games.

Along with playing at Hyde Park, Blur are also scheduled to headline Sweden's Way Out West festival in August.

You can watch a video interview with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon in which he discusses the band's future and their plans for their Hyde Park show by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Blur will also release a career-spanning boxset on July 30 this summer. Titled '21', the collection includes the band's seven studio albums as well as over five hours of previously unreleased material including 65 tracks, rarities, three DVDs, a collector’s edition book and special limited edition Seymour seven-inch vinyl.

Blur will play:

Margate Winter Gardens (August 1)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (5, 6)
Plymouth Pavilions (7)


Tickets go onsale on Friday (May 18) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Blur tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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