Metropolis Music today announced that very special guest Paul Weller,
as well as The Selecter
and Snooker Champion/DJ Steve Davis
will join the line-up for Blur
’s second Wembley show on 9th
July. Tickets available via MetropolisMusic.com
The band’s first-ever Wembley Stadium show on Saturday 8th July is already sold with fans excited to see Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree come together again to perform their iconic and much-loved songs in their only UK appearance this summer.
There’ll be no shortage of icons as Blur welcome a very special guest, singer-songwriter Paul Weller to the bill. Best known as the frontman of the legendary band The Jam and his highly successful solo career. Weller was and still is integral in the Mod Revival, which has led him to be fondly known as the ‘The Modfather’. His singing and songwriting skills have earned him several prestigious awards, including multiple Brit Awards, a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, and an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’. In 2010 he won the ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at the NME Awards, as well as the ‘Ivor Novello ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.Cementing his status as one of the most iconic musicians in British rock history.
2 Tone Ska band, The Selecter will also be joining the line-up on Sunday. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, The Selecter were one of the most successful bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up several top forty singles in the UK charts and are still going strong. As ever, The Selecter are led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black OBE and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson with original drummer Charley ‘Aitch’ Bembridge. 43 years since the release of The Selecter’s seminal debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’, the band have announced the release of their new album ‘Human Algebra’ in April this year.
Also, performing a special DJ set, six-time world snooker champion, Steve Davis. As a result of his passion for music the sporting star took up DJing as a hobby which has grown beyond expectations, performing to crowds of fans across the country, including his famous Glastonbury set in 2016 at the Stonebridge bar, since then he has won over partygoers from Bluedot to Bloc Festival. His music draws from a range of influences, from more traditional acts like Magma, Caravan, Oscar Perry and Gong to modern-day artists. Steve has demonstrated that there is no limit to what he can achieve. Wembley is set to be Steve’s biggest show to date and will be an unmissable set.
Since announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991, blur went on to revolutionise the sound of English popular music with five successive UK #1 albums Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003) and a string of Top 10 singles, including two No 1s with Country House and Beetlebum, helping to propel the band to mass popularity at home and abroad. One of the biggest British bands of the last three decades, blur have released eight studio albums and collected ten NME Awards, six Q Awards, five BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello Award, and played live to thousands of devoted fans across the globe. The band’s most recent album, The Magic Whip was released in 2015.