BLUR announce warm up shows ready for Hyde Park gig


Blur will play four UK warm up dates ahead of their highly anticipated sold out return to London’s Hyde Park later this summer.

The band will head to the seaside for a gig at the historic Winter Gardens in Margate on 1st August, followed by a return to Wolverhampton for the first time since 2009 to play two shows at the Civic Hall, and finally Plymouth’s Pavilions on 7th August.

“Every one of these shows will be very special and we can't wait to get cracking.” Alex James

Blur Warm Up Dates:
August 1         Margate Winter Gardens
August 5/6      Wolverhampton Civic Hall
August 7         Plymouth Pavilions

Tickets are £35 each (plus a £3.50 booking fee) and available from 9:00am on Friday 18th May through

Fans registered at Blur’s website will have access to a pre-sale from 9:00am on Wednesday 16th May.

Blur 21: The Box will be released on 30th July 2012. Twenty one years since the release of their debut album Leisure in 1991, the band’s body of work has been compiled and gathered together into one box. Blur’s seven studio albums are collected with over 5 ½ hours of previously unreleased material including 65 tracks, rarities, 3 DVDs, a collector’s edition book and special limited edition Seymour 7 inch vinyl.

For full track-listing and a complete list of all bonus material and rarities please visit