Blur’s Graham Coxon: ‘We’ll support Oasis for £250m’

Guitarist jokes that the band would be willing to play for "quarter of a billion"

Blur‘s Graham Coxon has said that the band would support Oasis for £250m.

The tounge-in-cheek comment was made by Coxon in response to Noel Gallagher’s recent claim that he would reform Oasis for “half a billion” and Alex James’ subsequent suggestion that Oasis should support Blur on tour.

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“That’s just Alex being provocative. For a quarter of a billion, we’ll support them,” Coxon said in a new interview with The Mail on Sunday.

In the same interview Alex James reiterates his dream of seeing Oasis play before them. He said: “Liam likes our new record and Damon and Noel have become best friends. So I really hope Oasis get back together again. I’d love them to support us.”

James also compared headlining festivals to singing with his kids and came out with a surprising verdict as to which he prefers. He commented: “My kids say, ‘You’re good at music, Dad, but really cheese is what you’re best at.’ I’ve rediscovered my love of pop music through the kids. When all five of them are singing ‘Uptown Funk’ or Rizzle Kicks’ ‘Mama Do The Hump’ in the car it’s very special. Better than headlining Glastonbury.”

Blur released their first album in 12 years during April, going straight to Number One in the UK. Later this week the band play a huge British Summer Time show at London’s Hyde Park.

Meanwhile, Blur performed on the comeback episode of classic ’90s TV show TFI Friday, alongside fellow musical guests Liam Gallagher, Roger Daltrey, Mani and The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie.