March 4, 2013 12:48

Blur announce one-off Irish date – tickets

Band will play Dublin gig in August

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Blur have announced details of a one-off Irish date in August.

The band will perform at Dublin's Irish Museum of Modern Art on August 1, with tickets available from Thursday, March 7. The date marks Blur's first show in Ireland in four years.

Blur recently confirmed that they will be playing Coachella festival in California on April 12 and 19. They will also play Mexico's Vive Latino Festival on March 16, followed by Hong Kong's Asia World Arena on May 6 and the New Taipei County Stadium on May 9.

The Britpop icons, who reformed last year for a string of intimate UK live dates culminating in a massive show in Hyde Park to celebrate the closing of the London 2012 Olympic Games, have recently announced a number of European tour dates. They will play Hungary's Sziget festival in August, as well as Primavera in Spain and Rock Werchter in Belgium.

It is not yet clear whether the band will be playing any more new material for future live dates. Blur penned two new tracks – 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan' – for the Hyde Park shows, and the band have hinted that more could follow, with producer William Orbit telling NME earlier this year that the band had been in the studio working on new material with him. However, guitarist Graham Coxon recently stated that there will not be another Blur album in the near future.

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