Blur To Perform at Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden in October
Blur have been on the road in support of The Magic Whip, their eighth album and first since 2003, but aside from an exclusive gig for Converse Rubber Tracks Live in May, they haven't brought the show to the U.S. The band announced today (June 15) that that's about to change, as they've added shows at two of America's biggest venues: They'll perform at Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 20 and Madison Square Garden on Oct. 23.
Meanwhile, Blur's Graham Coxon said today that the band would support a reformed Oasis "for a quarter of a billion." The tongue-in-cheek statement comes in response to Noel Gallagher saying he'd reform Oasis for "half a billion," and Blur's Alex James stating that he hopes Oasis gets back together and that they can open for Blur if they do.
Tickets for Blur's Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden shows will go on sale on Saturday, June 20, at the band's website. Leading up to those concerts, the band will perform pretty much everywhere from France to Australia, so check out their complete tour itinerary here.