“We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again”

Blur [Kevin Westenberg]

British alt-rock giants Blur have announced a one-off reunion gig at Wembley Stadium next year. The show will take place on Saturday, July 8. Special guests for the show will be Slowthai, Self Esteem and Jockstrap. The performance is Blur’s first proper headlining show since 2015 when they released their long-awaited eighth studio album The Magic Whip (Parlophone/Warner Bros.). Check out the show trailer below now.

Tickets on sale this Friday, November 18 at 10am GMT HERE.

“We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again,” frontman Damon Albarn said.

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 said, “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.”

“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,” Dave Rowntree stated. “Hope to see you there.”

Blur released their seventh studio album Think Tank in 2003. The record topped the UK Albums Chart. The band would go on hiatus following that album cycle, reuniting in 2009 for a full tour that included a headlining slot at Glastonbury. Fans would have to wait over a decade for the next Blur album and live shows. This time, thankfully, UK fans only had to wait seven years to see the band perform again.