Here's Merrie Land...
The Good, The Bad & The Queen made their first live appearance in seven years last night as they performed on Later…With Jools Holland.
The supergroup, consisting of Blur‘s Damon Albarn, The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, performed the title track off their second album, ‘Merrie Land’. The record is due for release next month.
It marked the first performance of the track, but also the first time that the supergroup have performed together since reuniting with a benefit concert in 2011. Check out the performance in full below.
The performance comes after the supergroup announced last week that ‘Merrie Land’ will be released on November 16.
The album was written “during the current period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union – creating a reluctant good-bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018”.
A statement from the band confirmed :“Merrie Land’s focus moves beyond GBQ’s London-themed first album to a wider land, with a beautiful and hopeful paean to the Britain of today, an inclusive Britain, currently in an Anglo-Saxostentialist crises at the end of a relationship, wondering what might be salvaged.”
The band will also be embarking on a UK tour. Visit here for tickets and more information.