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Blur back together for special 2023 Wembley Stadium show

Blur, one of the biggest and most influential British bands of the past 30 years, are reuniting for a special show at Wembley Stadium on July 8, 2023.

The special show will be the band’s only UK appearance next year, and will be their first headline performance since 2015.

Supporting blur at Wembley Stadium will be UK rapper slowthai, Mercury Prize nominated artist Self Esteem, and London-based electro pop duo Jockstrap.

Commenting on the reunion, blur frontman Damon Albarn said: “We really love playing these songs and thought it's about time we did it again.”

Guitarist Graham Coxon added: “I’m really looking forward to playing with my blur brothers again and revisiting all those great songs… blur live shows are always amazing for me. A nice guitar and an amp turned right up and loads of smiling faces.”

Bassist Alex James commented: “There's always something really special when the four of us get in a room. It's nice to think that on July 8 that room will be Wembley Stadium.”

Drummer Dave Rowntree also said: “After the chaos of the last few years, it’s great to get back out to play some songs together on a summer’s day in London. Hope to see you there.”

Since the release of their 1991 debut album Leisure, blur went on to become one of the most influential acts in popular music, with five successive No.1 albums Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13(1999) and Think Tank (2003) and a string of Top 10 singles, including two No.1s with Country House and Beetlebum, helping to propel the band to mass popularity at home and abroad. The band’s most recent album, The Magic Whip topped the UK charts on its release in 2015.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, November 18 at 10am GMT.

You can watch a trailer for their comeback show below.