Blur Will Play a Free Pop-Up Show in Brooklyn
Blur’s first album in more than a decade, The Magic Whip, finally arrived in stores today (April 28). While the Britpop outfit has questioned the possibility of touring in the U.S., Blur have now announced a free pop-up show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn this Friday, May 1.
The show will mark the band’s first in New York with its original lineup in tow -- Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -- in 15 years. Fans can register for free admission tomorrow, April 29, at noon ET here. Then, fans who receive ticket confirmation can head to the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, where admission will be doled out on a first-come, first-served basis.
We’ll just have to wait and see -- with fingers crossed -- if this one-time show in New York City will lead to full-blown U.S. tour. Previously, Albarn said, “I’m up for doing a bit of touring, but there’s a great question mark when it comes to America with Blur for me.”
Blur played a similarly intimate gig in London back in March ahead of The Magic Whip’s arrival.
Before their May 1 show in Brooklyn, Blur will also make an appearance as the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Thursday, April 30.