Blur - To The End: New documentary coming to cinemas - release date, watch the trailer and how to get tickets

“I don't think any of us thought we'd make another record, especially not a record like this.”

A new documentary will celebrate the 2023 return of Blur, taking in the release of the acclaimed The Ballad Of Darren and headline shows at Wembley Stadium.

Blur: To The End will be in cinemas from July 19 2024 and tickets can be booked now.

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The documentary follows the unique relationship of four friends - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - and features live performances, footage of the band in the studio and an insight into life on the road.

Damon Albarn said in the film: “I don't think any of us thought we'd make another record, especially not a record like this. I suppose that's why I wanted to try and make it as good as possible.”

Speaking later in the film, he added: “We all have hugely involving and complicated lives and we're so lucky that we get to spend this time together, just the four of us. And that's the beauty of it…”

Graham Coxon said: “In the nineties, it was a very intense time. On the same sort of level as a relationship, or marriages and things like that. I think it's okay to say that time apart was taken up with other friendships and just sort of recuperating or doing other things.”

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Blur: To The End is directed by Toby L and produced by Josh Connolly, via production house Up The Game.

Toby L said: “To The End is an intimate glimpse into relationships, motivation and mortality, the sights and sounds of long term friendship unearthing a fresh new conquest to overcome together. On the subject of capturing a band that has been so well documented, we sat down at the start of the project and agreed that the film had to tell a new story, be shot entirely on location, and crucially, be honest. In To The End, that's what I hope people can see, and most importantly, feel.

“Working with blur on this documentary, over the past year has been the honour of a lifetime. They were the first band I ever saw - when I was 10 - at Wembley Arena. To consider that a little over 25 years later, I'd be making a film with the band that changed my entire world view on art, culture and music, remains utterly surreal. I hope that through watching it people feel a little closer to this incredible group of artists and friends, and have a richer insight for a life spent being in a band.”

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