Blur announce Courtney Barnett as US tour support

The two acts will combine for shows in New York and Los Angeles during October

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has been recruited to support Blur at a pair of upcoming shows in the US.

The Britpop band, who released their first album in 12 years ‘The Magic Whip’ during April, will play live dates in Los Angeles and New York during October, with Barnett opening both shows.

Barnett herself released her most recent album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ in March. The LP is technically Barnett’s first album, however, two of her EPs (‘I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris’ and ‘How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose’) were put out together as ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ in 2014.

Blur and Courtney Barnett play the following dates.

Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl (October 20)
New York Madison Square Garden (23)

Blur’s new album ‘The Magic Whip’ follows on from 2003’s ‘Think Tank’.

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Guitarist Graham Coxon recently said that his band would support Oasis for £250m.

The tongue-in-cheek comment was made by the guitarist in response to Noel Gallagher’s recent claim that he would reform Oasis for “half a billion” and bandmate Alex James’ subsequent suggestion that Oasis should support Blur on tour.

“That’s just Alex being provocative. For a quarter of a billion, we’ll support them,” Coxon said in an interview with The Mail On Sunday.
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