Damon Albarn has thrown the future of Blur into doubt announcing onstage from Reading 99 that (after Leeds) they are to play two more gigs – a B-sides show in Camden on Wednesday followed by a Wembley show where they will play all their singles in order (possibly even ‘Bang’ – a song they vowed never to play again).
He added ‘And then we’re going to do something else…’ a phrase which many observers felt indicated a very long holiday or even a split.
With a box set of every Blur single due this Autumn, a South Bank Show special, an official biography, bizarre onstage pronouncements from T in the Park and a singles concert it appears Blur are rounding up the loose ends of their 10-year history before moving on. Whether this will be a re-invention similar to that which accompanied ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ or ‘Blur’ is not currently clear.
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