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Arts and Entertainment

Blur Is Playing At The Hollywood Bowl

Blur plays the Hollywood Bowl on October 23 (Photo via Facebook)
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Brit pop band Blur is playing two shows in the U.S. this October and one of them is at the Hollywood Bowl. Blur will be playing one show at Madison Square Garden and one here in Los Angeles on October 20 at the Hollywood Bowl. These two dates will be the only U.S. appearances featuring Blur's classic lineup—that's Damon Albarn on vocals, Graham Coxon on guitar, Alex James on bass and Damon Rowntree on drums—according to a release. Blur previously played Coachella in 2013, but the band hasn't spent much time entertaining U.S. audiences.

Blur formed in 1988, then went on a break from 2003 to 2008. The band recently released their first new album in 12 years—The Magic Whip—on April 28, and the Hollywood Bowl show will feature several of the new tracks.

Tickets go on sale June 20 here. Presale is available now to American Express card holders.

Blur isn't the only U.K. band coming to L.A. for a spot of '90s nostalgia. Garbage announced they'll be playing the Greek Theater on October 8. The performance celebrates 20 years as a band, and they'll be playing their debut album in its entirety. Tickets went on sale June 12 and can be found on the band's website here.

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Here's "Ong Ong" from Blur's The Magic Whip.

And here's the one everyone knows.

Eds. note: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect date for the concert. It has since been corrected. LAist regrets this error.

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