Blur issue reunion statement

Band have 'enjoyable lunch' but say wait for music

All four members of Blur reunited this week (October 1) for the first time in several years, the band have announced.

The group – who have not shared a room since guitarist Graham Coxon quit recording sessions in 2002 – all met to discuss future plans over lunch.

The band’s official website confirmed “that Alex (James, bass), Damon (Albarn, vocals), Dave (Rowntree, drums) and Graham met for an enjoyable lunch on Monday”.

However the statement suggested fans may have to wait some time before the band enter the studio or play live again, explaining: “there are

currently no other music plans for Blur“.

Blur formed in 1989 after several of the members attended Goldsmiths College in south London. The band went on to become leading stalwarts in the Britpop movement of the mid 1990s with albums like ‘Parklife’, before radically removing themselves from the genre with a series of artrock led records including ’13’ and ‘Think Tank’.

Damon Albarn has since gone onto acclaim with his projects Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Graham Coxon is a successful solo artists while the other members have filled the band’s current hiatus venturing into careers in politics, writing and farming alongside music.