Blur Add Pomona Tour Date!

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blur has added an intimate theater show to kick off the band’s first visit to the U.S. in nearly 10 years. On April 10, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree will take the stage at the Fox Theater in Pomona CA for a one-night-only event ahead of their April 13 and 20 performances on the Coachella main stage. Tickets for the show — blur’s first on American soil since a 2015 run that included headlines at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl — will be on sale to the general public beginning 12 noon PT March 1 at https://www.axs.com/events/532378/blur-tickets

Announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991 followed by Modern Life is Rubbish in 1993, blur would go on to revolutionize the sound of English popular music with six successive UK  #1 albums Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999), Think Tank (2003) and The Magic Whip(2015) and a string of Top 10 singles, including two #1s with “Country House” and “Beetlebum.” One of the biggest British bands of the last three decades, blur have released nine studio albums and collected ten NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to hundreds of thousands of devoted fans across the globe. The band’s latest studio album titled The Ballad of Darrenwas released on July 21st 2023 to rave reviews and Best of 2023 accolades, including:

“While many of their contemporaries are frozen in time, Blur remains relevant.” –BILLBOARD

“… an enjoyable, heartfelt, and contemplative record… The Ballad of Darren is these four’s statement of resilience and unbreakable respect towards one another… Blur know that light arrives after darkness. Across 10 songs, you can hear them each trying to find it, hand in hand, harmony after harmony.” —CONSEQUENCE

“Blur have knocked it out of the park… a must have for Blur fans… an album that can stand alongside their best work” –GOLDMINE ★★★★★

“A sprawling 42-minute trip through the best sprightly riffs, grungy alt-rock, and experimental electronic work the band has offered up since their founding in early-’90s Britain… they successfully bridge the work in the group that made front man Damon Albarn famous in England with the one that made him famous in the States.” —NEW YORK / VULTURE

“The prettiest and tightest of their nine albums, elegantly arranged with lush harmonies, baroque flourishes…” —PITCHFORK

“The very existence of Blur’s first new album since 2015 feels nothing short of miraculous… there’s still no one who does a bittersweet mope quite like Blur.” —ROLLING STONE 

“A reclamation of a core Blur ethos mostly unheard for decades… An intimate sense of celebration” –STEREOGUM

“A brilliant, brave, and perhaps most importantly, truly creative album just when it was least expected… exceptional” –UNDER THE RADAR

“This is Blur’s simplest and most direct full-length release–it’s light on sonic flourishes as it nails the basics… ace songwriting and impressive economy.” –WALL STREET JOURNAL