Blur Finally Puts An End To All Those Reunion Rumors

Dec 9th, 2008 // 16 Comments

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.

BLUR SPEAK: ‘We are reuniting for Hyde Park gig’ – exclusive [NME]
Britpop Band Blur Back Together [Sky]
Blur – Parklife [YouTube]


  1. NeverEnough

    I would so much rather see a reunited Suede. And I can’t believe how bad Alex James looks these days– the man used to be sex on legs.

  2. Audif Jackson Winters III

    New thematic mashup proposal: Blur and GNR, “Chinese Democrazy”

  3. Lucas Jensen

    @NeverEnough: Maybe. I am excited about this!

  4. DocStrange

    This pleases me.

  5. Anonymous

    woot. let’s hope it’s fo’ reals this time though.

  6. Dick Laurent is dead.

    A reason to get out of bed today!

  7. Ned Raggett

    I saw ‘em three times in the early nineties, they had a number of great songs…and I admit you couldn’t drag me to this now if you tried. I’m not anti-reunion — hi dere MBV reunion shows — but I feel nothing about this but a shrug.

  8. Audif Jackson Winters III

    I have a feeling this is the kind of reunion where the band begrudgingly plays beloved hits, and mocks the audience for calling for them.

    “Oh, you want to hear ‘Parklife’, do you?”

  9. DavidWatts

    You guys are not sufficiently juiced about this, not by half.

  10. moomintroll

    This is so exciting. I just read yesterday that Alex didn’t want to do it and that he wanted to make classical music instead. Ha ha Alex, you have no say.
    Gosh, I hope there’s a token U.S. show thrown in there.

  11. moomintroll

    @DavidWatts: I agree ;)

  12. Mike P.

    I’m excited! I only saw them on the Think Tank tour and even without Graham they were amazing. If they come anywhere in my general area (let’s say between New York and D.C.), I’m there!

  13. Anonymous

    @DavidWatts: By ‘arf, you mean.

  14. Nicolars

    @NeverEnough: I couldn’t agree with you more on both counts.

  15. NeverEnough

    @DJorn: The Tears were such a disappointment. Maybe the addition of the other two would recreate the early Suede magic. I wanna see Brett Anderson slapping his skinny ass onstage and flirting with extreme gayness again. MAKE IT SO.

  16. DJorn

    @NeverEnough: You really thought the old rhythm section was the je ne sais quoi missing from the Tears?

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