Tickets for the band's first UK gigs in three years quickly snapped up...

BLUR‘s five-night residency at the LONDON ASTORIA has sold out in under two hours.

The band announced four nights at the London venue (May 8-10, 12), which went on sale over the weekend. When the box office opened at 9am, the tickets sold so quickly that an extra night – May 13 – was added. All five shows were completely sold out by 11am.

In other news, the band’s album has appeared online, months before its release.

Despite not being released until May 5, tracks from ‘Think Tank’ have surfaced.

NME.COM understands an investigation is underway to try and find the source of the leak.

A new single, ‘Out Of Time’, is released on April 14.