Intimate Blur dates sell out in minutes

Blur will play a series of warm up gigs before their summer shows
Blur will play a series of warm-up gigs before their summer shows

Returning Britpop heroes Blur announced two tiny warm-up shows for their massive summer gigs this morning, but they sold out in a matter of minutes.

The band are set to play the East Anglian Railway Museum in Colchester on 13 June and London Goldsmith's College on 22 June.

The Colchester date marks a reunion for the band at the first venue they ever played back in 1988. Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon were students at Goldsmith's College in the early days of Blur.

Blur are headlining Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen festivals this summer as well as playing at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 26 June and Hyde Park in London on 2 and 3 July. Tickets are still available for the Manchester show and the first Hyde Park gig.

More gigs to come?

Extra preview shows are expected to be announced shortly with the prospect of a full tour in the autumn still a possibility.

The Teenage Cancer Trust will be auctioning off extra tickets for the London date soon.

Tickets were only available to Blur fan club members, so get signed up.