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All TV/Radio/Internet 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 beginning of "Beetlebum" mini-tour to celebrate the release of the single ... Cambridge, UK
22 Jan Mayfair Memorabilia Newcastle, UK
23 Jan Barrowland Ballroom Notes: Snippets of "Beetlebum" and "Girls & Boys" were broadcast on Kanal 4's Keynote programme in Germany Memorabilia Glasgow, UK
24 Jan Mark Radcliffe Notes: The beginning of "Movin' On" was screwed up ... 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: 'Secret' gig to celebrate the release of Blur album ... Memorabilia Video London, UK
14 Feb Nulle Part Ailleurs Video Paris, France
15 Feb Divan du Monde Memorabilia Paris, France
21 Feb Space Shower TV Tokyo, Japan
22 Feb Cosmo Pops Best 10 Tokyo, Japan

 March 1997
3 Mar Nite Club Notes: All songs except "Look Inside America" and "Woodpigeon Song" were later released as B-sides ... Cologne (?), Germany
7 Mar Middle East near Boston, USA
8 Mar Trocadero Memorabilia Philadelphia, USA
9 Mar Black Cat Washington DC, USA
10 Mar Tower Records Notes: Live debut of "Strange News From Another Star" ... 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 120 Minutes New York City, USA
13 Mar Warehouse Notes: The songs marked with an asterix (*) were broadcast on CBC Stereo's RealTime programme ... Toronto, Canada
14 Mar St. Andrew's Hall 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 Notes: Free promo cassettes of "Song 2 / M.O.R." were given away before the gig ... Atlanta, USA
19 Mar Morning Becomes Eclectic Notes: Dave Rowntree was away and replaced by a temporary drummer ... Santa Monica, USA
19 Mar Palace Notes: Alanis Morrissette and Mario Caldato Jr. in the audience ... Memorabilia Los Angeles, USA
20 Mar Fillmore Memorabilia San Francisco, USA

 April 1997
2 Apr Brielpoort Memorabilia Deinze, Belgium
3 Apr Le Zénith Notes: The soundcheck was filmed for Channel 4's The Big Breakfast ... Memorabilia Paris, France
5 Apr E-Werk Notes: A snippet of "Jubilee" was broadcast on 3Sat 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 Böblingen Memorabilia Böblingen, Germany
14 Apr Stadthalle Offenbach Offenbach, Germany
15 Apr Stadthalle Fürth Fürth, Germany
16 Apr Colosseum Munich, Germany
17 Apr Messepalast Memorabilia Vienna, Austria
22 Apr Peel Acres Notes: An exclusive gig for John Peel / BBC Radio 1 ... 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 Notes: The gig was originally scheduled to be at Arena Auditorium Valencia, Spain
9 May (?) Extra Schhh...! Madrid, Spain
9 May Pabellón del Real Madrid Memorabilia Madrid, Spain
10 May Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron Notes: The band stayed in Barcelona for a few days ... Barcelona, Spain
13 May Teatro Tenda Partenope - cancelled Naples, Italy
14 May Sportshall Cesena, Italy
15 May PalaVobis Notes: Apparently, the first live performance of "Swallows In The Heatwave" ... Memorabilia Milan, Italy
25 May Palace Notes: Apparently, the first live performance of "You're So Great" 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 Notes: After "Stereotypes", Graham played the opening chords of The Who's "Pinball Wizard" ... Tokyo, Japan
7 Jun WBCN River Rave Mansfield, MA, USA
8 Jun Tibetan Freedom Concert Notes: A benefit concert organized by the Beastie Boys ... Memorabilia New York City, USA
9 Jun Rockline Notes: An interview session with a possible live performance ... USA
10 Jun Electric Factory Notes: First live performance of "I'm Just A Killer For Your Love" Philadelphia, USA
11 Jun Capitol Ballroom Memorabilia Washington DC, USA
13 Jun Live 105 BFD4 Beach Ball Memorabilia Mountain View, USA
14 Jun KROQ Weenie Roast Notes: According to an user on Dime, Blur's truck broke down and they played an abbreviated set later than scheduled ... Memorabilia Irvine, USA
15 Jun Canes San Diego, USA
17 Jun La Luna Portland, USA
18 Jun End Session Seattle, USA
18 Jun DV8 Notes: Apparently, the gig was originally planned to be held at the Showbox Seattle, USA
19 Jun Rage Vancouver, Canada
21 Jun X96 Big Ass Show Salt Lake City, USA
22 Jun Ogden Theatre (support from That Dog.?) Denver, USA
24 Jun First Avenue Minneapolis, USA
26 Jun Riviera Chicago, USA
27 Jun Clutch Cargo's Memorabilia Detroit, USA
29 Jun Roxy (support from That Dog.?) 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 Notes: "Movin' On" was broadcast on RTP1's special report about the festival Memorabilia Video Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal
10 Aug Festival Internacional de Benicŕssim - cancelled Notes: Cancelled due to storm Memorabilia 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 - cancelled Notes: Blur's performance was cancelled at the last minute ... Memorabilia Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium
24 Aug Lowlands Notes: All songs except "Song 2" were broadcast on radio ... Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
27 Aug Ítróttarhřllini á Hálsi Notes: The beginning of a mini-tour of the West Nordic countries ... Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
29 Aug Godthĺbhallen Notes: Despite Greenland's small population (50,000), over a thousand people turned up to see Blur ... Nuuk, Greenland
31 Aug Laugardalshöll Notes: Footage from the gig can be seen in the Icelandic documentary Blur - nyrst i nordrid Memorabilia Reykjavík, Iceland

 September 1997
8 Sep Strand (support from The Dandy Warhols) Providence, USA
9 Sep Tradewinds Sea Bright, NJ, USA
11 Sep Roseland Ballroom New York City, USA
13 Sep Orpheum Theatre Boston, USA
15 Sep Metropolis Notes: According to Anna Majka, the members of The Dandy Warhols came on the stage to dance during "Song 2" Montreal, Canada
16 Sep Varsity Arena Toronto, Canada
17 Sep Lyric Theatre Kitchener, Canada
18 Sep MuchMusic Video Awards Notes: Broadcast live on MuchMusic ... Memorabilia Toronto, Canada
19 Sep Nautica Stage Notes: A mini-festival hosted by WENZ radio station ... 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 Memorabilia 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 Santa Barbara Bowl Notes: According to Santa Barbara Independent, "500 kids stormed the stage during 'Song 2'" ... Memorabilia Santa Barbara, USA
6 Oct Electric Ballroom Tempe, USA
7 Oct Palladium Memorabilia Los Angeles, USA
8 Oct Joint Las Vegas, USA
21 Oct Munhwa Gym Notes: The songs marked with an asterix (*) were broadcast by the TV channel Mnet Memorabilia Video Seoul, South Korea
24 Oct North Shore Events Centre Notes: Damon introduced "This Is A Low": "This is a song about living on an island. That's what we all have in common. We live on an island." ... Memorabilia Auckland, New Zealand
26 Oct Festival Hall Notes: Blur's first gig in Australia ... Brisbane, Australia
28 Oct Metro Sydney, Australia
29 Oct Metro Sydney, Australia
30 Oct Hordern Pavilion Notes: Damon dedicated "M.O.R." to Grant Page, the australian stuntman who appeared in the promo video of the song ... Memorabilia Sydney, Australia

 November 1997
1 Nov (?) Hey Hey It's Saturday Melbourne, Australia
1 Nov Monash University Notes: Broadcast on Triple J ... Memorabilia Melbourne, Australia
2 Nov Metro Memorabilia Melbourne, Australia
4 Nov Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, Australia
6 Nov Metropolis Notes: The gig was originally planned to be held at the smaller Metropolis Concert Club in Fremantle ... Perth, Australia
8 Nov MBK Hall Notes: The Thai royal family was in the audience Bangkok, Thailand
11 Nov Perfect 10 Notes: Acoustic performance by Damon and Graham ... Singapore, Singapore
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 Memorabilia 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 Arena Memorabilia 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 Notes: "You're So Great" performed ... Brighton, UK
? Jools Holland Hootenanny Video London, UK


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