Blur announce US headline shows

The band play the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden in October

Blur have added two US shows to their forthcoming tour dates.

The band will headline the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 20 and Madison Square Garden in New York on October 23.

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The band played their first New York show since 2000 at the start of May, with footage of the set plus behind the scenes interviews appearing online shortly after.

Blur released their first album in 12 years during April, going straight to Number One in the UK. Following a headline set at the Isle of Wight festival on Saturday (June 13), see the set list here, the band are due to play the huge British Summer Time show at London’s Hyde Park this Saturday (June 20).

Blur will play the following headline dates:

Paris Zenith (June 15)
London Hyde Park (20)
Sesimbra Super Bock Super Rock (July 17)
Benicassim Festival (18)
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Wan Chai (22)
Sydney Qantas Credit Union Arena (25)
Byron Bay Splendour in the Grass (26)
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena (28)
Perth Perth Arena (30)
Laois Electric Picnic (September 5)
Santiago Movistar Arena (October 7)
Mexico City Sports Palace (15)
Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl (20)
New York Madison Square Garden (23)

Meanwhile, Blur performed on the comeback episode of classic ’90s TV show TFI Friday, alongside fellow musical guests Liam Gallagher, Roger Daltrey, Mani and The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie.

Earlier today (June 15), Blur’s Graham Coxon said that the band would support Oasis for £250m.


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

To check the availability of Blur tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.