Blur to play new album ‘The Magic Whip’ in full at tiny London gig

The show will take place in an intimate west London club on March 20

Blur have announced plans for a tiny London gig where they will play new album ‘The Magic Whip’ in full for the very first time.

The special show takes place on March 20 at a mystery club in west London. The gig will be free, with tickets being made available to fans of the band by an as-yet-unannounced method. Watch a video trailer for the show below. Both Florence + The Machine and Mumford & Sons have played similar low-key shows in the capital recently, debuting material from their new albums.

Blur release ‘The Magic Whip’ in April and will headline British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on June 20.

Blur last performed live in the UK at their last Hyde Park appearance in August 2012, a gig that coincided with the end of the London Olympics. Damon Albarn recently revealed that Blur will play gigs in Scotland and Wales prior to their Hyde Park date in London this June.

Speaking to NME, Albarn said: “We are going to do some gigs around the country prior to that, we’re going to play in Wales and Scotland. I’m really, really excited about playing the new record but at the same time we’ve got songs that we wouldn’t not want to play in a big field.”

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