blur Band to Play Dublin Next Summer – Malahide Castle – Tickets On Sale Friday

“… a band for the ages, with tunes that truly touch the soul.” – METRO

“… an ebullient summertime vibe.” (5/5 stars) – THE GUARDIAN

“Modern life may be rubbish, but for one night it was close to perfect.” – DAILY TELEGRAPH

Metropolis Music today announce that blur will play a very special show at Dublin’s Malahide Castle on Saturday 24th June next year, their only Irish appearance and first headline show since 2015.

The outing will see Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree come together as blur to perform their iconic and much-loved songs in the band’s first ever Malahide Castle show.

Speaking on the announcement Damon Albarn said – “We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again.”

Graham Coxon said – “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…”

Alex James added – “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.”

And Dave Rowntree said – “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.”

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.

Tickets from €79.65 including booking fee go on general sale this Friday at 9am local time. Visit www.ticketmastre.ie for more information. Subject to licence.

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