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Blur announce new summer warm-up shows, perform "Tender" with Jimmy Fallon

05 May 2015, 14:14 | Written by Laurence Day

Blur have announced a trio of UK warm-up shows ahead of their big summer of festivalling - one in Glasgow, one in Blackpool, and another in Llandudno.

Tickets cost £35 each, and they'll be available here from 10am on Friday 8 May.

They've also announced a very special piece of merchandise to promote the album... ice cream! Made with The Licktators, ‘The Magic Whip’ is an "individual tub of dairy vanilla ice cream rippled with raspberry coulis and will be in shops from June".

The four-piece recently performed on US TV for the first time in over a decade, playing new track "Ong Ong" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and you can now check out an acoustic version of 1999 track "Tender", performed alongside the host.

While in the States, Blur played a show in New York, and you can watch a series of exclusive performance clips and interviews on Best Fit all week.

Blur's first album in 16 years as a quartet, The Magic Whip, is out now on Polydor.

Check out the performance of "Tender" with Jimmy Fallon below. The band's forthcoming tour schedule can be found after.


9 - Glasgow, Barrowlands
10 - Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
11 - Llandudno, Cymru Arena
12-14 - Isle of Wight Festival
15 - Paris, Zenith
16-18 - Lisbon, Super Bock Super Rock
20 - BST Hyde Park


22 - Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
24-26 - Byron Bay, Splendour in the Grass
25 - Sydney, Qantas Credit Union Arena
28 - Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
30 - Perth, Perth Arena

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