photo: Courtney Barnett at Bowery Ballroom in May (more by PSquared)
Courtney Barnett

To follow their (very tiny) first NYC show since 2003, Blur are returning for much larger US shows at LA's Hollywood Bowl on October 20 and NYC's Madison Square Garden on October 23. If that wasn't exciting enough, those shows just got a pretty awesome opener: fast-rising indie rocker of the moment, Courtney Barnett.

Tickets for both are still available, and we're also giving away a pair to the MSG show, along with a vinyl copy of Blur's new album, The Magic Whip. Enter the contest below.

Courtney has other dates, and will be in NYC for a headlining show this month at Terminal 5 (7/22) with Speedy Ortiz (who also play NYC with Waxahatchee) and Torres (who also plays NYC with Garbage). That show is sold out.

All Courtney dates are listed, with the video for "Pedestrian At Best" off her great new album, below...

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Courtney Barnett -- 2015 Tour Dates
7.16 - 7.16.15 - Pemberton Music Festival - Pemberton, BC
7.19.15 - Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL
7.22.15 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
7.24.15 - WayHome Music & Arts Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON
7.25.15 - Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI
7.26.15 - XPoNential Music Festival - Camden, NJ
10.20.15 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA **
10.21.15 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10.23.15 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY **

* w/ Speedy Ortiz & Torres
** w/ Blur