Blur To Debut New Music Live On Twitter
They will perform Under The Westway & The Puritan on the site in July...
Blurhave announced plans to debut new material on Damon Albarnand Co will perform two new songs - Under The Westway and The Puritan - at 6.15pm on Monday, 2nd July, ahead of their sold-out Hyde Park concert which the tracks were written for.
The Brit Pop legends' performance will be streamed live on the social-networking site from a secret location in the UK and will see them play the two new tunes for the fist time.
Albarn stated: "I wrote these songs for Hyde Park and I’m really excited about getting out there and playing them for people.”
Tony Wang, UK General Manager, Twitter added -"People all over the world are connecting with the musicians they love on Twitter. Blur is taking this idea even further by debuting two new songs through a live stream and having a direct conversation with their fans on the platform.
"They know what their fans want and are setting the pace for the future of artist engagement online."
Go to @blurofficial at 6:15pm to hear the first track and an exclusive band interview, followed by the second track at 7:15pm BST.
Following the live stream, both songs will be available to download. A limited edition double-A 7-inch single will be released by Parlophone on 6th August.
As well as their Hyde Park gig on 12th August, they will also perform three warn-up shows, as listed below:
August 1 Margate Winter Gardens
August 5/6 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
August 7 Plymouth Pavilions