News — June 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Blur return to Hong Kong as part of Magic Whip tour

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Returning for the first time since they electrified audiences in Hong Kong in 2013, legendary British band Blur are primed to return this summer. Blur Live in Hong Kong 2015 will be held on 22 July 2015 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.blur

 

It was two years ago that fans in Hong Kong were treated to a pleasant surprise when the band announced on stage that they had a few days off in Hong Kong. And soon it turned into the band being spotted travelling the city in MTR and that they were recording in a studio in Kowloon! Then it all went quiet for a long, long time and finally, early this year the band announced the release of the album ‘The Magic Whip’, featuring songs that came from their recording sessions in Hong Kong.

 

The recordings, which began during a five-day break in touring in Spring 2013 – at Avon Studios in Kowloon, Hong Kong – were put aside when the group finished touring and returned to their respective lives. Last November Graham Coxon revisited the tracks and, drafting in blur’s early producer Stephen Street, he worked with the band on the material. Albarn then added lyrics and the 12 tracks of The Magic Whip are the result.

 

One of the most successful British bands of the last two decades, Blur were formed in 1989 by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree and signed with Food/EMI the same year. The band’s first taste of success came from debut album Leisure in 1991. The following years Blur released what are now regarded as classics: Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995) – albums that helped propel the band to mass popularity in the UK and beyond. The eponymous Blur was released in 1997 and seventh album Think Tank (2003) was Blur’s first as a three-piece after the temporary departure of founding guitarist Graham Coxon.

 

Fans in Hong Kong will be happy to see the band returning to the city. Brought to Hong Kong by Midas Promotions, blur現場演唱會Live in Hong Kong 2015 will be held on 22 July 2015 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets are on sale from 20 April 2015 at HK Ticketing’s Venue Box Offices, K11 Select and Tom Lee Music Stores. Ticket purchase hotline: 31 288 288, www.hkticketing.com.

 

blur 現場演唱會 Live in Hong Kong 2015
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5BC
Tickets: HK$1,080 / HK$880 / HK$680 / HK$480 All Seated Only
Ticketing hotline: 31 288 288
On-line ticketing: www.hkticketing.com