April 9, 2013

Blur gig in Tokyo Japan Cancelled

Blur fans in Japan will be disappointed by this announcement - the annual Tokyo Rocks 2013 music festival in Japan is cancelled less than 6 weeks before the event this year - due to unknown, mysterious factors.

The festival was originally set for May 11th - May 12th 2013. Bands such as Blur, My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream, whom are scheduled to play in the festival, have made arrangements to refund customers who bought tickets to the shows. This was a great disappointment to the fans who have made plans to travel.

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Graham Coxon and Alex James: The last time Blur set foot in Japan was 10 years ago- in 2003 

According to the official website of the Tokyo Rocks festival (Japanese only), the festival was "cancelled due to several factors”. However, there were no further details about what these factors were.

This news have left many fans outside and inside Japan angry - fans have made special plans and bought airline tickets just for the show. Blur last played in Japan in 2003's Summer Sonic Osaka festival, and Akasaka Blitz Tokyo as part of their 'Think Tank' world tour. This year would have been the first time in 10 years that the band set foot in Japan's capital city.

And this also means that Blur will lose one more Asian date, only playing in Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of their 2013 tour.

Blur Tour 2013 - Full dates and rundown  HERE
Blur @ Coachella- video and image gallery HERE 
Blur confirmed for Mexico HERE
Blur Europe Tour News  HERE
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