Damon Albarn: ‘There’s not going to be just one Blur show’

Band will play London's Hyde Park in June following release of new album 'The Magic Whip'

Damon Albarn has said that Blur will play more than just one live show around new album ‘The Magic Whip’ with further gigs planned after the Hyde Park date in London in June.

As reported, Blur release new album ‘The Magic Whip’ in April and will headline British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on June 20.

Speaking at a London press conference earlier today (February 19), Albarn confirmed that the new material was the reason he felt happy to return to Hyde Park for a fourth time as headliner in Blur’s career. “We’re going to play Hyde Park. One more time,” he said. “The reason why we’re going to play is this [the new album]. I wouldn’t be doing this if there weren’t new songs to play.”

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Later on in the press conference the band were asked what the future holds for them, to which Albarn replied: “There’s not going to be just one show”, but admitted there were no further dates confirmed as yet.

Speaking about the songs from ‘The Magic Whip’ he’s most excited to play, Albarn singled out one in particular. “Most of the songs will be great to play live. ‘Go Out’, I can feel that one already.

Asked if the band would consider playing in America, Albarn said they would if “the interest” was there. Asked how US fans could register their interest, he joked that there are “lots of old-fashioned methods” such as buying the new album.