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ONE YEAR ON FROM A MOMENTOUS WEEKEND AT WEMBLEY STADIUM 

THE BIGGEST SHOWS OF BLUR’S 30+ YEAR CAREER TO DATE, PLAYING TO 150,000 FANS ACROSS TWO NIGHTS

COMES THE LIVE ALBUM

Live at Wembley Stadium

OUT JULY 26th 2024
WATCH TEASER HERE

Photo Credit: Phoebe Fox

PLUS

A FEATURE-LENGTH CONCERT FILM

blur: Live at Wembley Stadium

COMING TO CINEMAS IN UK & IRELAND ON SEPTEMBER 6th

DOWNLOAD HIGH RES PRESS IMAGERY – PHOTOS & ARTWORK – HERE 

Acclaim for blur’s Wembley Stadium shows last year:

“Glorious reunion buzzes with energy and ragged joy…The songs carry the weight. And what songs they are.” – THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★

“The Britpop icons deliver all the showstoppers in a fun-filled set, spliced with unexpected b-sides and surprises.” – NME ★★★★★

 “In an electric atmosphere, Blur rose to the occasion with a magnificent set… relying on a band attacking their songs with rare force.” – i NEWS ★★★★★

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 26th 2024 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+ 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 #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 UK and Ireland cinema release on September 6th this year. Ticket and cinema details to be announced soon.

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

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 4 bonus tracks recorded live at the UK warm up shows, May 2023

For complete details of all formats, visit the blur store. Pre order Live at Wembley Stadium here.

The feature-length documentary blur: To The End will be in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from July 19th. 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 8 years, The Ballad of Darren. Watch trailer HEREblur: 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 UK and Ireland cinemas and to book tickets, visit blur.co.uk

Acclaim for blur’s Wembley Stadium shows last year:

“… A set full of twists and turns: big populist hits cut with strange idiosyncratic oddities and true emotional heft” – EVENING STANDARD ★★★★★

“Ecstatically gracing the stage at Wembley with a career-spanning set… Blur remain fresh-faced, stunningly tight and infectiously energetic…. better than ever.” – CLASH

“The kings of Britpop bring unfettered joy at triumphant comeback show.” – i NEWS ★★★★★

“Tender, sung with the massed ranks of the London Community Gospel Choir, brought matters to a head. Nostalgia was replaced by something more alive, a sense of momentousness. This was a song for the ages, played by a band that has withstood the test of time.” – FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★★

“Blur quite simply knock it out of Wembley’s capacious park, playing a superbly varied setlist of both hits from their mid-1990s heyday, and more reflective album tracks…. the musicianship shines through.” – CNN

“Blur made everyone forget why Modern Life Is Rubbish for one jubilant evening at Wembley” – METRO ★★★★1/2

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Download high res press imagery – photos and artwork –  HERE.

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 UK #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 #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 nine 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. 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 #1 album from this most enduring of English bands, was released to critical acclaim on July 21st 2023, cementing blur’s position at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.