Blur announce three more intimate warm-up shows

Band to play extra dates ahead of summer comeback

Blur have announced three more warm-up shows this summer.

Having previously sold out dates in London and Colchester Damon Albarn and co will now play the following new shows:

Southend Cliff Pavillion (June 21)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (24)
Newcastle O2 Academy (25)

Tickets will be sold via Blur.co.uk from 9am (BST) on Wednesday (April 22) before going on general sale on Friday (April 24). Blur are not planning any more warm-up dates.

The band will then play gigs at the Manchester MEN Arena (June 26), London Hyde Park (July 2, 3) and headline festival appearances including Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen.

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