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Blur post rehearsal footage of 3 songs

Blur give fans an online preview
Blur give fans an online preview

Just days before their return to live performing, Blur have posted clips of rehearsal footage of three songs.

The clips, which you can see below, show the band running through Song 2, For Tomorrow and Death Of A Party.

On Saturday, 13 June, Blur - that is Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - will play their first concert since 2000 at Colchester's East Anglian Railway Museum (the site of their first-ever gig, fittingly enough) for an audience of 150.

The shows get bigger after that, however, as the band will play a series of sold-out dates around the UK, including a headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival on 28 June and a two-day stand at London's Hyde Park on 2-3 July.

Meanwhile, Blur will release a two-CD compilation called Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur on 15 June.

Song 2

For Tomorrow

Death Of A Party

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