Blur Announce Paul Weller As Support For Wembley Show
Blur have announced that Paul Weller and The Selecter will provide the support at their 9 July Wembley Stadium gig. There will also be a DJ set from former snooker world champion Steve Davis and editor of The Quietus, John Doran. Tickets for the show are available here.
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Wembley Stadium supports just announced! Very special guest @paulwellerHQ, @SteveSnooker and @theselecter will be joining blur for their second night at Wembley on 9th July. Don’t miss it! Tickets on sale now – https://t.co/cHu44LjTxD pic.twitter.com/3paH9d9XZa
— blur (@blurofficial) February 22, 2023
Blur’s lead guitarist, Graham Coxon, recently described playing Wembley Stadium for the first time as a dream come true. He said: “Turns out it’s incredibly difficult to arrange something like this, you know, the technical resources, the staff, the places to play. All of these things are in very, very short supply. So it went right up to the wire, but it’s very hard to turn something like that down.
“We’re a band that’s done almost everything it’s possible to do … what an iconic place, what an iconic venue. It’s just incredibly exciting.” He added: “It’s one of these iconic places that are secretly up on your bucket list, even though you pretend they’re not. I sincerely hope we are a band that can fill a stadium like that. I don’t want there to be four people and a dog.”
It has already been announced that Blur will be joined by special guests Slowthai, Self Esteem and Jockstrap at their sold-out 8 July Wembley show. Blur are also scheduled to play an outdoor gig at Malahide Castle in Dublin as well as sets at Primavera Sound, Roskilde, Lucca Summer Festival, Flow Festival and Japan’s Summer Sonic throughout the summer.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn is also gearing up for the release of the latest album by his cartoon hip-hop project Gorillaz – Cracker Island is out Friday 24 February.