Blur to play Olympic concert warmup show at Plymouth Pavilions (news)

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Britpop legends Blur will play an Olympic concert warmup show at Plymouth Pavilions this summer.

With only a handful of dates up for grabs, Plymouth Pavilions have managed to pull one of the biggest comeback tours of recent years.

Performing warmup gigs in just three cities, Blur will head to the West Country ahead of their highly anticipated sold-out return to London’s Hyde Park later this summer.

The band will head to the seaside for a gig at the historic Winter Gardens in Margate on August 1, followed by a return to Wolverhampton for the first time since 2009 to play two shows at the Civic Hall, and finally Plymouth Pavilions on August 7.

The gigs will follow the release of Blur 21: The Box on July 30.  Some 21 years since the release of their debut album Leisure in 1991, the band’s body of work has been compiled and gathered together into one box.

Blur’s seven studio albums are collected with over five hours of previously unreleased material including 65 tracks, rarities, three DVDs, a collector’s edition book and special limited edition Seymour 7in vinyl.

Blur hit Plymouth Pavilions on August 7, 2012. Tickets cost £35 plus booking fee. To maximise the chance of buying tickets, fans should sign up now at the Blur website. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 18, 2012, and are only available from the Eventim website. UPDATE: There will be 300 standing tickets for sale to ‘over the counter’ bookers at Plymouth Pavilions – not available via the website or phoneline.

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