Why May? ATP? (Do people travel for any reason other than music festivals?)
Damon is the Jack White of England, in that nothing that comes out if his mouth is credible in any way. He has made so many conflicting statements in the past 6 months. Call me when the album drops.
My wife and I do... we are going to London, Paris and Amsterdam.
10/21 The Paranoyds, The Molochs @ Non Plus Ultra, 11/21 Jhene Aiko @ Avalon, 11/22 Warpaint @ Observatory, 12/16-18 Day for Night
Blur 'in touch' about getting together again in 2011
Blur look set to reconvene again in 2011 - according to drummer Dave Rowntree.
However, he admitted any plans for any new material from the four-piece are still up in the air.
Rowntree, who was speaking to NME in his role as an ambassador for the Featured Artists Coalition, said though the band are "in touch" they’ve got no "concrete plans".
Last November frontman Damon Albarn said that the band were planning on reconvening in January, but Rowntree said they're still only talking about plans rather than working on new songs quite yet.
"We’re in touch," he said. "But we've got nothing concrete and nothing formalised about doing anything."
A few websites had reported rumours that Blur could make an appearance on the UK festival circuit this summer, but Rowntree said it was extremely unlikely to happen. "You can’t really play the festivals or try and get a big tour together until you release something," he said.
Rowntree was also keen to hail the news that two major UK record labels have announced plans to release singles from their artists as soon as they are played on the radio.
"I think it’s a great thing," he said. "It's a step for the industry in moving to a digital mindset from an analogue one. We all know you can’t control a song's distribution once it gets on the radio so this is the industry leaping ahead to meet the demand. I think it’ll really help."
He also said he believed the move would really benefit new artists, adding: "It's newer bands that suffer the most from piracy, so this will surely help. Bands need to be able to make a living and anything that helps them do that is a positive thing."
For more information about the Featured Artists Coalition visit their official website, Featuredartistscoalition.com.
We're rowing in.. going for gold.. grabbing the baton.. for the high jump.. No, hang on, is that right? Fact is, Blur have accepted the invite to headline the Olympics' Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park on 12th August.
the busy bee has no time for sorrow.
Their asses are getting some $$$$$ for that.
Oh nice, I'll be in London for the Olympics. Fuuuuuuuuck yeaaaaaaaah.
Oh man. I want to be in...........fuck life.
Metallica: 8/20 @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Prophets of Rage: 9/3 @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Coachella 2017: 4/14-16 @ Empire Polo Fields
Adele's thank you speech just got cut off at the Brit Awards for Blur... yes!
Doubtful seeing that they are playing a week later overseas, but I'm still crossing my fingers for Lolla.
It's funny how everything was roses when we held on to the guns.
Didn't Blur suck?
Coachella 02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,12,13,14,15,16,17 !
The dates are statting to trickle in folks... A new Blur date was announced today, playing the Way Out West festival, Sweden, Aug.9-12
I wonder if they'd ever consider a co-headlining tour with Pulp. That would be so much fun. And perhaps more viable considering the relatively small audiences both bands have in the US.
i'd go just about anywhere in the country if this happened.
November 6 - Sia
November 12 - Black Sabbath
December 1 - Kanye West
January 30 - Sleep
July 3 - Roger Waters
Damon's voice did sound a little strained, but again, if you listen to the Hyde Park performance, you'll hear something very phenomenal. I'm sure the BRIT Awards are just a shitty place to play.