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blur (Photo credit: Phoebe Fox // courtesy of Nasty Little Man PR)
blur (Photo credit: Phoebe Fox // courtesy of Nasty Little Man PR)

1 year on from momentous weekend at Wembley Stadium, blur releasing live album


Wed, Jun 5th 2024 08:15 pm

Biggest shows of blur’s 30-plus year career to date, playing to 150,000 fans across 2 nights

√ Out July 26; watch teaser here

Press Release

A year on from a momentous weekend of music and joy at Wembley Stadium, blur today announced a new live album titled “Live at Wembley Stadium,” set for release on July 26 via Parlophone/Warner.

“Live at Wembley Stadium” is a collection of songs captured across two unforgettable nights last summer – the biggest shows of the band’s 30-plus year career to date – which saw Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree perform to over 150,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, blur’s first time ever to play the iconic London venue. The extraordinary and hugely emotional shows on Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th, 2023 captured “…a sense of momentousness [Financial Times ★★★★★]” and “fizzed with the vibrant energy of a band in their prime [Evening Standard ★★★★★].”

Song highlights include "The Narcissist" and "St. Charles Square" from their latest No. 1 album, the acclaimed “The Ballad of Darren,” as well as "There’s No Other Way," "Popscene," "Beetlebum," "Trimm Trabb," "Villa Rosie," "Coffee & TV," "Under the Westway," "Out of Time," "To the End," "Parklife," "Song 2," "This is a Low," "Girls & Boys," "Tender" and "The Universal."

A new feature length concert film – also titled “blur: Live at Wembley Stadium” – is set for a U.K. and Ireland cinema release on Sept. 6. Ticket and cinema details to be announced soon.

√ Live at Wembley Stadium – the album - will be available in the following formats:

√ Triple black vinyl – the Sunday show

√ Triple teal colored vinyl – D2C exclusive – the Sunday show

√ Double black vinyl – “highlights” across both shows

√ Double picture disc vinyl – Blood Records exclusive – “highlights” across both shows

√ Double CD – the Sunday show

√ Double cassette – D2C exclusive – the Sunday show

√ Digital – the Sunday show, plus four bonus tracks recorded live at the U.K. warm up shows, May 2023

For complete details of all formats, visit the blur store. Preorder “Live at Wembley Stadium” here.

The feature-length documentary “blur: To The End” will be in cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland from July 19. The film depicts the most recent chapter in the band’s story, captured during the period in which they made a surprise – and emotional – return with their first record in eight years, “The Ballad of Darren.” Watch trailer here. “blur: To The End” is an intimate moment in time with this most enduring of English bands, who have been at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades. 

Both “blur: To The End” and “blur: Live at Wembley Stadium” are directed by Toby L and produced by Josh Connolly, via production house Up The Game and will be released by Altitude.

Details of international cinema releases coming soon. For a list of U.K. and Ireland cinemas and to book tickets, visit blur.co.uk

More about blur

Since announcing their arrival with debut album “Leisure” in 1991, blur went on to revolutionize the sound of English popular music with seven successive U.K. No. 1 albums” “Parklife” (1994), “The Great Escape” (1995), “Blur” (1997), “13” (1999), “Think Tank” (2003), “The Magic Whip” (2015) and “The Ballad of Darren” (2023), 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 past three decades, blur have released nine studio albums and collected 10 NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to thousands of devoted fans across the globe. In 2010, the band released the Grammy-nominated documentary film “No Distance Left To Run”; with 1993’s “Starshaped” their first documentary release, a film beloved by fans to this day.

“The Ballad of Darren,” the latest No. 1 album from this most enduring of English bands, was released to critical acclaim on July 21, 2023, cementing blur’s position at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.

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