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January 29, 2013

Blur to play South America to wrap up 2013

You say it, and we will listen - at least that's the vibe that Blur's management have been giving out recently. The band have been announcing tour dates and venues for their 2013 shows steadily since late last year, and now it seems that a South American date will be added to the list. 

Sara-m-a, an active fan on the forums, sends in an exciting piece of news - Blur have answered some of the fan's private messages saying that there will be a South America date for Blur in November 2013


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Blur announced that they will be headlining Coachella in California, USA just this week. The news was met with cheers from the fans who are in America. However, fans in other parts of the world have not been too pleased with the news. 

For months before, fans from around the world have been petitioning Blur to perform in South America as part of their 2013 semi-world tour. 

Facebook petitions such as 'BLUR Tour North & South America - Petition' have been making an online presence within the fan community. The group also met success with a campaign to push the hashtag #BlurArgentina and #BlurLatinoAmerica2013 to trend on twitter earlier this month. 

And the efforts seem to be working - Blur has replied "We hear you" to the fan's private messages and words for a new tour venue. 

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The Blur fans from Chile and Argentina also managed to get their own trending topic, asking Blur to visit them again. 

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Photo credits to the Blur fan from Argentina

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Sara-m-a, an active fan on the official Blur forums, is one of the main leaders of the petitions. She speaks a little about why the cause is important to her and her fellow fans:

"Since Blur gave us hints that the band could do a extensive tour, the long forgotten and neglected fans from Latin America have been making several campaigns on the internet. It's remarkable the number of fans club and webpages dedicated to the band. 

It seems that people are trying to get their pleas to the band all the way from South America. Lets not forget that Blur visited México just twice and Brazil and Argentine just once, during '99 tour. No wonder latin fans feel ignored."

Since the Blur tour dates have already been decided long ago by their management, it is not surprising that the announcements are rolling out in a controlled, one-by-one basis. Having heard all the positive energy from the fans' online campaigns, the management has slipped out another piece of good news for the band - a new tour date to wrap up 2013

Stay tuned and remember to subscribe for more details about this new tour. 

To join in on discussions and other Blur-related chat, check out these Blur fan pages and fan clubs: 

Blur México
Blur USA 

Blur Tour 2013 - Full dates and rundown  HERE
Blur confirmed for Mexico HERE
Blur Europe Tour News  HERE
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