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All TV/Radio show dates refer to the recording date of the show. For broadcast info, click on the name of the show.

 January 1997
20 Jan Junction Notes: The whole "Beetlebum" tour of January was very likely sold out ... Cambridge, UK
22 Jan Mayfair Memorabilia Newcastle, UK
23 Jan Barrowland Ballroom Memorabilia Glasgow, UK
24 Jan Mark Radcliffe Notes: The band may have also performed "Beetlebum" and "M.O.R." ... Manchester, UK
24 Jan Royal Court Memorabilia Liverpool, UK
26 Jan Rock City Memorabilia Nottingham, UK
27 Jan Town & Country Club Leeds, UK
28 Jan Cliffs Pavilion Southend, UK
29 Jan Top of the Pops Notes: The second TOTP performance of "Beetlebum" London, UK
? TFI Friday London, UK
? Top of the Pops Notes: The first TOTP performance of "Beetlebum" London, UK

 February 1997
10 Feb Astoria Notes: The gig was dedicated to the memory of Leo Finlay, a special friend to the band Video London, UK
14 Feb Nulle Part Ailleurs Video Paris, France
15 Feb Divan du Monde Paris, France
21 Feb Space Shower TV Tokyo, Japan
22 Feb Cosmo Pops Best 10 Tokyo, Japan

 March 1997
3 Mar Viva's Niteclub Notes: All songs except "Look Inside America" and "Woodpigeon Song" were later released as B-sides Germany
7 Mar Middle East Cambridge, USA
8 Mar Trocadero Philadelphia, USA
9 Mar Black Cat (support from Papas Fritas) Washington DC, USA
10 Mar Tower Records Memorabilia New York City, USA
11 Mar Supper Club Notes: Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz and Sting in the audience ... New York City, USA
12 Mar MTV recording USA
13 Mar RPM Warehouse Toronto, Canada
14 Mar St. Andrew's Hall (support from Papas Fritas) Detroit, USA
15 Mar Riviera Notes: The doors opened very late for the show, and it was very cold outside. The street team were giving out cassette singles for "Song 2" while people waited in line ... Chicago, USA
17 Mar Cotton Club Atlanta, USA
19 Mar Morning Becomes Eclectic Notes: Footage of the session was shown on The O-Zone Santa Monica, USA
19 Mar Palace Notes: Alanis Morrissette and Mario Caldato Jr. in the audience ... Los Angeles, USA
20 Mar Fillmore Memorabilia San Francisco, USA

 April 1997
2 Apr Brielpoort Deinze, Belgium
3 Apr Le Zénith Paris, France
5 Apr E-Werk Cologne, Germany
7 Apr (?) Sen kväll med Luuk Video Stockholm, Sweden
7 Apr Solnahallen Notes: Broadcast on Sveriges Radio P3 (on its P3 Live programme) Stockholm, Sweden
8 Apr Valbyhallen (support from Ibens) Copenhagen, Denmark
10 Apr Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany
11 Apr Arena Memorabilia Berlin, Germany
13 Apr Kongresshalle Memorabilia Böblingen, Germany
14 Apr Stadthalle (support from BE) Offenbach, Germany
15 Apr Stadthalle Fürth, Germany
16 Apr Colosseum Munich, Germany
17 Apr Messepalast Memorabilia Vienna, Austria
22 Apr Peel Acres Notes: The gig was played at John Peel's home patio ... Memorabilia London, UK
29 Apr Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Notes: Recording of Blur Live EP ... Utrecht, Netherlands

 May 1997
1 May Concerto del Primo Maggio Notes: A Labour Day festival with 500,000 people in total ... Video Rome, Italy
2 May Volkshaus Zürich, Switzerland
3 May Centre Sportif du Bout-du-Monde Memorabilia Geneva, Switzerland
4 May Transbordeur Lyon, France
6 May Théâtre de Verdure Nice, France
8 May Zenith (support from Jonathan Fire*Eater) Valencia, Spain
9 May (?) Extra Schhh...! Madrid, Spain
9 May Pabellón del Real Madrid Madrid, Spain
10 May Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron Barcelona, Spain
13 May Teatro Tenda Partenope Naples, Italy
14 May Sportshall Cesena, Italy
15 May Palavobis Milan, Italy
25 May Palace Memorabilia Sendai, Japan
26 May Budokan Tokyo, Japan
27 May Festival Hall Osaka, Japan
28 May Festival Hall Osaka, Japan
30 May Century Hall Nagoya, Japan
31 May Shimin Kaikan Fukouka, Japan

 June 1997
2 Jun Blitz Memorabilia Tokyo, Japan
3 Jun Blitz Tokyo, Japan
7 Jun WBCN River Rave, Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts Mansfield, MA, USA
8 Jun Tibetan Freedom Concert Notes: "Beetlebum" was included on the Tibetan Freedom Concert compilation New York City, USA
10 Jun Electric Factory Notes: The first live performance of "I'm Just A Killer For Your Love" Philadelphia, USA
11 Jun Capital Ballroom Washington DC, USA
13 Jun Live 105 BFD4 Beach Ball Memorabilia Mountain View, USA
14 Jun KROQ Weenie Roast Memorabilia Irvine, USA
15 Jun Canes San Diego, USA
17 Jun La Luna Portland, USA
18 Jun End Session Seattle, USA
18 Jun DV8 Seattle, USA
19 Jun Rage Vancouver, Canada
21 Jun X96 Big Ass Show Salt Lake City, USA
22 Jun Ogden Theatre Denver, USA
24 Jun First Avenue Minneapolis, USA
26 Jun Riviera Chicago, USA
27 Jun Cluth Cargos Detroit, USA
29 Jun Roxy Atlanta, USA
30 Jun Live X Notes: "Chinese Bombs" was restarted Atlanta, USA
? Top of the Pops Notes: Apparently, Blur performed via satellite because they were on tour London, UK

 July 1997
1 Jul K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic Memorabilia New York City, USA
2 Jul Late Show with David Letterman Video New York City, USA

 August 1997
8 Aug Festival Sudoeste Memorabilia Video Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal
10 Aug Festival Internacional de Benicŕssim - cancelled due to storm Benicŕssim, Spain
14 Aug Stockholm Water Festival Notes: During "Girls & Boys", a boy throw a shoe at Damon Albarn. 13 years later, he apologised for the incident on YouTube. Stockholm, Sweden
16 Aug V97 Memorabilia Chelmsford, UK
17 Aug V97 Memorabilia Leeds, UK
23 Aug Pukkelpop Memorabilia Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium
24 Aug Lowlands Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
27 Aug Gundadalur Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
29 Aug Godthĺbhallen Notes: Blur wanted to play in the West Nordic countries, because they liked their vibe ... Nuuk, Greenland
31 Aug Laugardalshöll Notes: Footage from the gig can be seen in the Icelandic Blur - nyrst i nordrid documentary Memorabilia Reykjavik, Iceland

 September 1997
8 Sep Strand (support from The Dandy Warhols) Providence, USA
9 Sep Tradewinds (support from The Dandy Warhols) Seabright NJ, USA
11 Sep Roseland Ballroom New York City, USA
13 Sep Orpheum Theatre Boston, USA
15 Sep Metropolis Montreal, Canada
16 Sep Varsity Arena Toronto, Canada
17 Sep Lyric Theatre Kitchener, Canada
18 Sep MuchMusic Video Awards Toronto, Canada
19 Sep WENZ, Nautica Stage Cleveland, USA
20 Sep Metropol Pittsburgh, USA
22 Sep Ziggy's Winston-Salem, USA
23 Sep Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, USA
24 Sep 328 Performance Hall Nashville, USA
26 Sep Garage (support from Smash Mouth) Cincinnati, USA
27 Sep 96 X-Fest Memorabilia Memphis, USA
29 Sep Numbers Houston, USA
30 Sep Liberty Lunch Memorabilia Austin, USA
? Top of the Pops London UK

 October 1997
1 Oct Bronco Bowl Dallas, USA
3 Oct Warfield San Francisco, USA
4 Oct County Bowl Santa Barbara, USA
6 Oct Electric Ballroom Tempe, USA
7 Oct Palladium Memorabilia Los Angeles, USA
8 Oct Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, USA
21 Oct Munhwa Gym Notes: The songs listed on the setlist were broadcast on TV Seoul, Korea
24 Oct North Shore Events Centre Auckland, New Zealand
26 Oct Festival Hall Notes: Blur's first visit in Australia ... Brisbane, Australia
28 Oct Metro Sydney, Australia
29 Oct Metro Sydney, Australia
30 Oct Hordern Pavilion Notes: Originally, the gig was scheduled to be held at the smaller Metro Memorabilia Sydney, Australia

 November 1997
1 Nov (?) Hey Hey It's Saturday Melbourne, Australia
1 Nov Monash University Notes: Broadcast on Triple J ... Melbourne, Australia
2 Nov Metro Memorabilia Melbourne, Australia
4 Nov Thebarton Adelaine, Australia
6 Nov Metropolis Fremantle, Australia
8 Nov MBK Hall Notes: The Thai royal family was in the audience Bangkok, Thailand
11 Nov Harbour Pavillion Memorabilia Singapore, Singapore
28 Nov Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland
30 Nov Hull Arena Notes: Sold-out gig Memorabilia Hull, UK

 December 1997
1 Dec SECC Glasgow, UK
2 Dec Newcastle Arena Newcastle, UK
4 Dec NYNEX Arena Memorabilia Manchester, UK
5 Dec Cardiff International Arena Cardiff, UK
6 Dec NEC near Birmingham, UK
7 Dec Sheffield Arena Sheffield, UK
9 Dec Wembley Arena Memorabilia London, UK
11 Dec Brixton Academy Notes: Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 ... London, UK
12 Dec Brixton Academy London, UK
13 Dec Brixton Academy Memorabilia London, UK
16 Dec Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth, UK
17 Dec Brighton Centre Brighton, UK
? Jools Holland Hootenanny Video London, UK


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