They preview new album to fans in Oxford...

Blur played their second ‘secret’ show of the past few days before 1,000 people at Oxford Brookes University on last night (February 3).

Tickets were #15 and, like the band’s previous gig which took place at the Depot in North London on Saturday, they played their forthcoming album, ’13’, almost in its entirety and encored with ‘Beetlebum’, ‘There’s No Other Way’ and ‘Song 2’ which, in Oxford, they played twice!

Crowd favourites from the new album were the new single ‘Tender’, which the band performed without a choir, ‘Swamp Song’ and ‘B.L.U.R.E.M.I.’


Full details of both Blur shows in NME out on Tuesday in London and Wednesday across the UK.

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