Blur: New album ‘The Magic Whip’ - out 27th April


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Looking forward to this :)
From: Graham Coxon <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, 19 February 2015, 14:57
Subject: Blur - new album ‘The Magic Whip’ and Hyde Park headline date

Today blur announced their first album as a four-piece in 16 years at a live streamed Facebook event from Chinatown in London. The brand new album, titled The Magic Whip, will be released on April 27 is available to pre-order from today.

The recordings began during a five-day break in touring in Spring 2013 at Avon Studios in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Last November Graham Coxon revisited the tracks and, drafting in blur's early producer Stephen Street, he worked with the band on the material. Damon then added lyrics and hey presto!

The Magic Whip features 12 new songs: Lonesome Street, New World Towers, Go Out, Ice Cream Man, Thought I Was a Spaceman, I Broadcast, My Terracotta Heart, There are Too Many of Us, Ghost Ship, Pyongyang, Ong Ong, Mirrorball.

The album will be available as a digital download, on CD and as a 2-disc vinyl set. Pre-order now from Amazon, iTunes and the Official Store and get the track 'Go Out' instantly.

The band also announced they will headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Saturday 20th June. Tickets go on general sale at 9am, Friday 27 February from

Fans who pre-order the album from Amazon UK by 11AM on Monday 23rd February will receive access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale. The number of pre-sale tickets is strictly limited and having an Amazon pre-sale code doesn't guarantee a ticket, so don't miss out.

Missed the live stream of the Facebook event? Watch highlights on the blur Facebook page now.

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I wonder if Blur can recapture the magic. I'll have to give this album a good listening to.


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Uploaded on 30 Apr 2015
'The Magic Whip: Made in Hong Kong’ is a 30-minute film about the making of blur’s new album, featuring exclusive interviews and personal studio footage shot by the band.

New album ‘The Magic Whip’ out now. Album available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.
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Edited by Matt Cronin
Filmed by Blur, Tanyel Vahdettin, Stu Lowbridge and Craig Duffy
Interviews filmed by ELS
Interview by Pete Paphides
Executive Producer for Parlophone: William Nichols
Executive Producers for Eleven Management: Niamh Byrne and Régine Moylett

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Published on 4 May 2015
Blur performs an acoustic version of "Tender" with Jimmy while backstage in the Tonight Show music room.
From: blur <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, 4 May 2015, 18:30
Subject: UK headline dates announced

blur will play three select UK dates ahead of the Isle of Wight Festival and their highly anticipated return to London's Hyde Park later this summer.

Following the release of the critically acclaimed Number 1 album 'The Magic Whip', the band will kick off the string of live shows at legendary Glasgow venue Barrowlands on 9th June before their first ever Blackpool show at the impressive 19th century Empress Ballroom on 10th June, and finally, a return to Wales for the first time since 1997 to play Llandudno on 11th June.

Headline UK dates are:
Tuesday 9th June - Barrowlands, Glasgow – Buy Tickets
Wednesday 10th June - Empress Ballroom, Blackpool – Buy Tickets
Thursday 11th June - Cymru Arena, Llandudno – Buy Tickets

Tickets are £35 each (plus booking fee) and will be available from 10am on Friday 8th May via

See a full list of upcoming live dates here.
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Band talk at and official video for new single ‘Ong Ong’ edited into last post

Live performances of songs off "The Magic Whip" from their 'unplugged' session at Studios at CBS Interactive on 29th April ...

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