Blur Announces First New Album in 12 Years, “The Magic Whip”

Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. RecordsBlur is back. The British rock band has announced its first new album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, which will be released on April 28.

In addition to the album announcement, Blur has also revealed "Go Out," The Magic Whip's first single. You can stream "Go Out" now via the band's YouTube page.

Blur will also be headlining the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London on June 20 in support of The Magic Whip. Tickets will go on sale February 27 at 9 a.m. GMT. If you pre-order The Magic Whip on by February 23, you'll receive an exclusive pre-sale code for the Hyde Park show. Visit for all ticket details.

The Magic Whip is Blur's first album since 2003's Think Tank, but, more importantly, it's the band's first album to be fully recorded with founding guitarist Graham Coxon since 1999's 13.

Blur isn't the only Damon Albarn project to experience a recent resurrection, by the way. Earlier this month, it was announced that his cartoon band, Gorillaz, would also be returning.

Here is the track list for The Magic Whip:

"Lonesome Street"
"New World Towers"
"Go Out"
"Ice Cream Man"
"Thought I Was a Spaceman"
"I Broadcast"
"My Terracotta Heart"
"There are Too Many of Us"
"Ghost Ship"
"Ong Ong"
"Mirror Ball"

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