Blur Keeps It New For Tour Kick-Off, Cybercast

Blur kicked off their North American tour in New York Tuesday night, and went above and beyond the call of duty in promoting their new album.

The band played every track from its latest offering, "13," in the exact sequence the songs follow on the album, and even trotted out the Harlem Boys Choir to help out on "Tender," the album's first single.

The group did reach back a bit further into its catalog at the end of its set, offering up past the Blur favs "Beetlebum," "There's No Other Way," "Popscene," and "Song 2."

The show, staged at New York's Roseland Ballroom, was taped by MTV Online.