Blur have announced a second reunion gig at Wembley Stadium “due to phenomenal demand”.
The Britpop legends recently announced a pair of reunion shows at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 8, 2023 and the Beauregard Festival in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Normandy on just July 6, their first in seven years.
And after tickets quickly sold out, the ‘Parklife’ group have added a second date at Wembley on July 9, with tickets already on sale.
One tweet read: “Due to phenomenal demand, Blur are playing a second date at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 9th July 2023.”
Lead guitarist Graham Coxon has described the Wembley performance as a dream come true.
He told Sky News: “Turns out it’s incredibly difficult to arrange something like that, you know, the technical resources, the staff, the places to play. All these things are very, very scarce.
“So it went down to the wire, but it’s very hard to turn down something like that.
“We are a band that has done almost everything possible… what an iconic place, what an iconic location. It’s just incredibly exciting.”
He added: “It’s one of those iconic places that is secretly on your bucket list, even if you pretend it’s not.
“I sincerely hope that we are a band that can fill such a stadium. I don’t want there to be four people and a dog.”
Meanwhile, his bandmate, drummer Dave Rowntree, recently revealed that the chemistry the foursome – also including frontman Damon Albarn and bassist Alex James – has is impossible to “manufacture”.
He told the Daily Star’s Wired column: “That the basis of everything we did was the songs, that’s number one.
“Number two is that people still haven’t figured out how Graham got that guitar sound, and until they do, we’re ahead of the game.
“In the end, chemistry is the essential element. Damon [Albarn]Graham and I were in different bands before Blur, but we got a lot better when Alex [James] joined – already at the first rehearsal – and six months later we were signed.
“You can’t make chemistry. Essentially, music is a people business, not a music business.”