This week’s NME leads with the revelation that Blur is planning to reunite, news that’s been speculated over ever since, well, the day they took a break from putting out music together. So far Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree are only lined up to play one gig—next July in London’s Hyde Park—but already rumors that a Glastonbury appearance is in the cards are thick as well. “It just felt it was right again,” Albarn told the NME. “It somehow feels like there’s something for us to do again, we’re not completely useless or pointless, we’ve got a reason to exist.”
Maybe more than one reason to exist, actually. Did I mention that these shows are being put on by Live Nation, a company that isn’t afraid to wave fans of cash in the direction of superstar acts? Tickets go on sale Thursday for people who have signed up for Live Nation’s e-mail list, and Friday for the marketing-averse.