BRIT-POP legends, and Colchester’s favourite sons, Blur have announced they will be releasing a new record as they mark a year since a monumental live performance.

The band will release Live at Wembley Stadium via Parlophone Records on July 26.

It will include a mixture of songs lifted from the group’s two shows which took place on June 8 and June 9, where Blur played the two biggest headline shows of their 30-plus years as a band.

Blur played to more than 150,000 fans across both nights at Wembley Stadium, which marked the band’s first time preforming at the iconic venue.

Gazette: Band - (left to right) Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree, and Damon AlbarnBand - (left to right) Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree, and Damon Albarn (Image: Reuben Bastienne Lewis)

Gazette: Amazing - Blur on stage at Wembley StadiumAmazing - Blur on stage at Wembley Stadium (Image: Phoebe Fox)

It will include musical highlights such as The Narcissist and St Charles Square, from the band’s acclaimed 2023 record, The Ballad of Darren.

The album will also include live versions of Blur classics like Beetlebum, There’s No Other Way, Parklife, Song 2, Girls & Boys, and much more.

Live at Wembley Stadium will be available in various formats such as vinyl, cassette, CD, and digital download.

Some formats will have recordings from the Sunday show, others will have highlights from both gigs, and a digital version will receive four bonus tracks from the band’s previous UK warm-up shows in May 2023.

Gazette: Artwork - the front cover for the band's new live albumArtwork - the front cover for the band's new live album (Image: Blur)

Gazette: Perfomring - Blur at WembleyPerfomring - Blur at Wembley (Image: Tom Pallant)

A Blur spokesman said: “Live at Wembley Stadium is a collection of songs captured across two unforgettable nights last summer.

 “The biggest shows of the band's 30+ year career to date, which saw Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree perform to over 150,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, Blur's first time ever to play the iconic London venue.”

A feature-length concert film entitled Blur: Live at Wembley Stadium will be released in UK cinemas on September 6.

Gazette: Artist - Damon Albarn at Wembley StadiumArtist - Damon Albarn at Wembley Stadium (Image: Phoebe Fox)

Gazette: Incredible - the band thanking the crowdIncredible - the band thanking the crowd (Image: Phoebe Fox)

In May last year, following the announcement of The Ballad of Darren, Blur played a historic comeback show at Colchester Art Centre, and 400 lucky fans were able to enjoy songs in the intimate setting.

Before the gig, during a press conference, Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn explained he would like to purchase the signage for Axe Music, a shop he used to frequent as a young musician.

Months later in July that year, The Gazette exclusively unveiled it had reunited the beloved singer with the sign, after delivering it to Mr Albarn himself in London.

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