Blur have been announced for an outdoor show at Dublin’s Malahide Castle on Saturday 24th June next year.
It will be Blur’s first Irish appearance since 2015 and it’s to be their only Irish show next year. Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree are set to play a greatest hits set. Guests to be confirmed for Dublin. Guests on the Wembley stadium shows announced last week, are slowthai, Self Esteem and Jockstrap so fingers crossed we get something similar.
Tickets from €79.65 plus fees go on general sale this Friday November 25th at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie. Subject to licence.
“We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again.”Damon Albarn
“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…”Graham Coxon
“There’s always something really special when the four of us get in a room. It’s nice to think that on 24th June that room will be in Dublin’s Malahide Castle.”Alex James
“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 Dublin. Hope to see you there.”Dave Rowntree
Since announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, blur went on to revolutionise the sound of English popular music with five successive #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. One of the biggest British bands of the last three decades, blur have released eight studio albums and collected ten NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to thousands of devoted fans across the globe. The band’s most recent album, The Magic Whip topped the UK charts on its release in 2015.