April 10, 2014 9:34
Damon Albarn on the future of Blur: 'I'm sure we'll play again at some point'
Frontman dismisses rumours their reunion has come to an end
In this week's NME, which is on newsstands from today (April 9) and available digitally, Albarn dispells rumours that the band have played their final shows, saying they would be "mad" to never perform together again.
Earlier this year it was reported that Albarn had said a cancelled appearance at The Big Day Out festival in Australia was set to be the final Blur performance. However, speaking exclusively to NME, the frontman dismissed this as "bollocks" and said: "I said it's the last gig of a brilliant period we spent doing these gigs and we didn't want to sully it by going to something that was badly organised and where things weren't as they should have been."
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Speaking more generally about the future of Blur, who currently have no live dates in their calendar, Albarn paints an optimistic picture: "Everything is good between us all. I'm sure we'll play again at some point," he says. "It'd be mad to go the rest of our life and never play any of those songs again."
As previously reported, elsewhere in the interview Albarn reveals that him making an album with Noel Gallagher is a "distinct possibility" in future while also stating that he could release a new Gorillaz album "next week".
Damon Albarn will release his debut solo album 'Everyday Robots' on April 28.
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