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FoxeyLady
04-29-2009, 05:55 PM
I know for sure they could headline any fest in the UK but they aren't as big over here. I think they would be an awesome headliner for coachella next year, but....are they big enough???? please discuss.

shoopdedoop
04-29-2009, 05:57 PM
hmm..probably not

suprefan
04-29-2009, 05:58 PM
Nope, not happening next year.

djandrews25
04-29-2009, 06:07 PM
They would need to release an album that is a huge hit in the US before it would happen. This would be a horrible idea for coachella right now.

rage patton
04-29-2009, 06:09 PM
No.

canexplain
04-29-2009, 06:09 PM
yes with good PR .. cr****

Cdubby
04-29-2009, 06:11 PM
they didnt headline in 03 when they were much more popular in the US...

FoxeyLady
04-29-2009, 06:14 PM
shit I didn't even realize they played in 03, so i guess subheadliner it is.

MarkO
04-29-2009, 06:23 PM
They could and should but probably won't.

Bud Luster
04-29-2009, 06:31 PM
subheadliner material fo sho

oasis4life2002
04-29-2009, 06:47 PM
They prly could just cos GV likes to have British acts as headliners. But come on if The Killers headlined Sat this year im sure The Blur could get a day next year.

Bud Luster
04-29-2009, 06:51 PM
If they have some tunes blow up like the Killers did then yeah I could imagine it...

captncrzy
04-29-2009, 08:00 PM
I wish we could discuss this to death even more.

stephen22
04-29-2009, 08:35 PM
I almost want to go out on the limb and say that I think The Verve is more well known in the States than Blur.

JewFace
04-29-2009, 08:38 PM
I adore Blur, but there's no way they'll ever headline Coachella. Sub-head/2nd-tier act all the way.

Cdubby
04-29-2009, 08:40 PM
to the masses? definitely...........

bittersweet symphony was MASSIVE, so was Blur's Song 2 but not the scope of bittersweet, and then there was Lucky Man. Blur had earlier hits but were definitely overshadowed by the grunge period. how i see it at least. Also people confuse The Verve and Verve Pipe so people may think they know who they are as well, haha. "They sing that song 'freshmen', right?"

arya.
04-29-2009, 08:43 PM
nahhhh

slipmode
04-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Are there that many more Muse fans?

Amneeziac
04-29-2009, 08:52 PM
Are there that many more Muse fans?

Yes, there are. Blur can't headline.

fikus222
04-29-2009, 08:56 PM
I've seen both Blur and Muse live and I would prefer to see the Gorillaz...and no Blur isn't big enough to Headline, though, they could Sub-Headline.

zikade
04-29-2009, 09:15 PM
Second line.

beavington
05-01-2009, 09:25 AM
i remember when everyone on here was talking about Blur taking the Killers spot as the real headliner.

I called bullshit back then and people laughed.

PotVsKtl
05-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Blur can open for Outkast.

FoxeyLady
05-01-2009, 09:57 AM
imagine Gorillaz > Blur > Outkast on the mainstage.

Completely unrealistic I know. But I would pee in my pants, just sayin.

obzen
05-01-2009, 11:23 AM
No.
win!:thu

Foucault
05-01-2009, 02:26 PM
I think, yes, they could headline, especially if their shows in the UK are well-reviewed and attended this summer. Portishead or Kraftwerk would never have been big enough to headline in their day, but by coming back they were, same thing might happen with Blur. Anyway, they are miles better than the Killers however you look at 'em.

dorkfish
05-01-2009, 02:30 PM
Muse has more fans than Blur, but both are sub-headliners.

fikus222
05-01-2009, 02:34 PM
I would love to see Blur again, especially since when I saw them in '97 my favorite album of there's "Think Tank" hadn't come about yet.

AlecEiffel
05-01-2009, 03:00 PM
I think that's the first time I've ever seen/heard anyone saying that they even like Think Tank, let alone it being their favorite one. did you like it right off the bat or was it something that needed to grow on you?

fikus222
05-01-2009, 03:06 PM
I think that's the first time I've ever seen/heard anyone saying that they even like Think Tank, let alone it being their favorite one. did you like it right off the bat or was it something that needed to grow on you?

I like Think Tank because it tends to be more somber than their other releases, plus it has my favorite songs of their's: Sweet Song, Good Song and Caravan.

DRcube
05-01-2009, 03:08 PM
Muse has more fans than Blur, but both are sub-headliners.

muse headlined lollapalooza and ACl in 07

FoxeyLady
05-01-2009, 05:30 PM
I think, yes, they could headline, especially if their shows in the UK are well-reviewed and attended this summer. Portishead or Kraftwerk would never have been big enough to headline in their day, but by coming back they were, same thing might happen with Blur. Anyway, they are miles better than the Killers however you look at 'em.

kraftwerk didn't headline
portishead was only a headliner until GV found someone actually big enough to headline - Prince

BlackSwan
05-01-2009, 05:34 PM
This has been discussed before and the answer is no.

Gorillaz... yes.

/thread.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-01-2009, 05:46 PM
Blur can open for Outkast.

Win.

dorkfish
05-01-2009, 05:51 PM
muse headlined lollapalooza and ACl in 07
2007 was kind of a budget year for Lollapalooza: Daft Punk, Muse, and Pearl Jam are not The Killers, Depeche Mode and Tool in terms of cost and draw.

Muse was a subheadliner at ACL, but were bumped up to the headlining spot when the must larger drawing White Stripes dropped out.

obzen
05-01-2009, 06:21 PM
muse=shite
the white stripes=meh

Foucault
05-01-2009, 06:31 PM
kraftwerk didn't headline
portishead was only a headliner until GV found someone actually big enough to headline - Prince


Not to belabor the point, but Portishead and Kraftwerk were listed as co-headliners.

dorkfish
05-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Not to belabor the point, but Portishead and Kraftwerk were listed as co-headliners.
Prince was onboard the whole time. He was a risky headliner, and it would have been silly to announce him early on and have him pull out and cause a ton of chaos. Portishead and Kraftwerk were always subheadliners.

orbit
05-01-2009, 06:42 PM
muse didn't headline acl 07. acl couldn't find another big act to cover the white stripes slot, so they just bumped up all the bands in the schedule.

edit: just saw dorkfish posted the same. nevermind then.

but yeah, blur are not headliner material.

Foucault
05-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Prince was onboard the whole time. He was a risky headliner, and it would have been silly to announce him early on and have him pull out and cause a ton of chaos. Portishead and Kraftwerk were always subheadliners.

Cite?

FoxeyLady
05-01-2009, 08:02 PM
Not to belabor the point, but Portishead and Kraftwerk were listed as co-headliners.

are you sure?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2260/2211029742_7ce8f0c903.jpg

nbvwes
05-03-2009, 01:35 AM
the whole Santigold/Santogold thing baffles me...



but i think Blur/Gorillaz back to back would be amazing...
The Kinks>Blur>Gorillaz>Daft Punk would make an excellent Saturday main

fikus222
05-03-2009, 01:42 AM
Blur and Gorrilaz in the same evening is a fantasy.

nbvwes
05-03-2009, 12:59 PM
why?


i'm fairly sure with 50 min sets his vocals would hold up... i really don't see it as being 'unrealistic', and would be an excellent marketing gimmick to book em both... maybe two diff nights...

morelifefucker
05-04-2009, 02:12 PM
Blur wouldve been cool if coachella was able to get their first show. Getting sloppy seconds would prob not have the same impact. But them palying at coach would be tight fun as fuck any way........

AlecEiffel
05-04-2009, 02:35 PM
I think tight fun as fuck might be too much for me to handle.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-04-2009, 06:44 PM
are you sure?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2260/2211029742_7ce8f0c903.jpg

http://coachella.com/coachella_v7_3day_web_poster_sat_1_26.jpg