1. Blur Announces Documentary 'New World Towers': Watch the Trailer

    October 20, 2015 5:14 AM EDT Blur’s comeback march has another journey to come. The  Britpop  legends’ return  was captured on film for a new documentary, New World Towers , which will earn its cinematic premiere later this year. The film charts Blur's expedition in recent times, using live footage and interviews…

  2. Blur Adds Live Dates

    April 24, 2015 12:11 AM EDT Blur’s return to the road is gathering pace. The Britpop icons have just posted details of a mid-year tour of Australia which doubles the number of concerts they’ve announced for the year.  The four-piece will play Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena on July 25, they then travel to Byron…

  3. Blur to Play Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest

    April 15, 2015 2:21 AM EDT Blur’s comeback to the live circuit will now include a concert in Australia.  The Britpop legends were today (April 15) announced at the top of the bill for the mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival, which will be held July 24-26 at North Byron Parklands in Byron Bay, an east coast town…

  4. Blur Cancel Big Day Out Appearance, Blame ‘Shifting Goalposts’

    November 25, 2013 2:01 AM EST Blur has pulled out of their headlining slot at the Big Day Out just two months before the travelling festival is due to roll around Australia and New Zealand. The Britpop veterans announced the cancelation via their Facebook page, with a message that alludes to behind-the-scenes problems -…

  5. Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire Line Up for Australia’s Big Day Out Fest

    July 31, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire and Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) will headline the 2014 Australasian Big Day Out tour. Other key names confirmed to the bill include EDM acts Major Lazer, Steve Angello (formerly of Swedish House Mafia) and Australia's young gun Flume, plus veteran rock acts…

  6. Damon Albarn Drops Another Hint of New Blur Music

    July 10, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Damon Albarn has given another clear sign that a new Blur album is coming. Though it’ll have to wait until his solo album is done and dusted. And when that will happen is anyone’s guess. The singer has opened-up to the Wall Street Journal about his first solo album, noting it was “quite…

  7. Blur’s Alex James Hosts Cooking Series in Australia

    June 28, 2013 4:03 AM EDT Blur’s Alex James is turning his gourmet food side-career up another notch. The British musician and cheese-maker is co-host of a new Australian cooking show, “Recipes That Rock,” which goes to air from next month. James and Matt Stone front the series that’s pitched as a travelogue with a…

  8. Blur to Unveil New Songs on London Roof

    June 25, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Band Will Play 'The Puritan' and 'Under the Westway' Scores of Londoners will be craning their necks on July 2nd, when a reunited Blur will perform two new songs -- on a mystery rooftop -- for the first time in a live broadcast via Twitter. The two tracks -- "The…

  9. Blur to Receive BRIT Career Award

    December 08, 2011 3:40 PM EST Blur are to be honored at the 2012 BRIT Awards with a prize celebrating two decades of influence on British music. 21 years since the release of their debut album "Leisure," the band was announced Thursday as the 2012 winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Music award. Formed in…

  10. Blur Guitarist Hints At Band Recording Again

    February 04, 2011 3:09 PM EST Has Blur finally returned to the studio? The veteran Britpop band may be recording its first new batch of material since 2003's "Think Tank," according to guitarist Graham Coxon's recent hints about a studio meet-up on Twitter. According to NME , Coxon wrote then deleted a…

  11. Blur Reuniting, Unveils London Show Plans

    December 09, 2008 9:13 AM EST U.K. rock act Blur will reform for an open-air show in London's Hyde Park next summer. The band has been on hiatus following the campaign for its album "Think Tank" (Parlophone). The Hyde Park show takes place on July 3 and is promoted by Live Nation and Metropolis Music, in…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music Store dedicated to Latin music and entertainment. iTunes Latino features top Latin music, music videos, tele 2006 - Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music…

  13. Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Blur bassist Alex James recounts his ascent to rock stardom in mid-1990s London and the subsequent rapid explosion of his ego with plenty of wit in hindsight. London in the mid-1990s was an epicenter of the music and art worlds, verging on a major political shift. James, formerly the…

  14. Tunstall Tones Down For 'Campfire' Tour

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even though KT Tunstall's latest effort, "Drastic Fantastic," was released only last year, the Scottish singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com ... Even though KT Tunstall's latest effort, "Drastic Fantastic," was released only last year, the Scottish singer…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music Store dedicated to Latin music and entertainment. iTunes Latino features top Latin music, music videos, tele 2006 - Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind single "Anything," from the band's current album "Blue." Fans obtain the free track, which times-out three weeks later, 2004 - EMI pays tribute to Russian cellist Mstislav…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current European tour in support of the hit MCA album "Enema Of The State," after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb t 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind single "Anything," from the band's current album "Blue." Fans obtain the free track, which times-out three weeks later, 2004 - EMI pays tribute to Russian cellist Mstislav…

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