Damon Albarn lets slip one of the locations

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Blur frontman Damon Albarn has revealed that the newly regrouped band will play some warm-up shows prior to their Hyde Park concert on July 3, one of which will be in Wolverhampton.

The singer, speaking to Zane Lowe on Radio 1 on Thursday (December 11) said: “We’ll have to play quite a few warm-ups. So we’ll start really small and get bigger. You can’t just walk on stage after a ten-year hiatus and play Hyde Park, it’s a bit foolhardy.

“We’ll definitely be playing Wolves, that’s for certain. We would play Dudley JBs but it doesn’t exists any more, so the nearest to that. There are some people who have been very close to us for a very long time who emanate from the Black Country.”

As reported earlier this week the full line-up Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree – will play Hyde Park on July 3. Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Friday (December 12) at 9am.

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