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.
I was kicking myself for not going across the pond last time when they got together for a few shows... I need to prepare the credit card "just in case" something is set in stone early next year.
2/24 - Swans = 2/26 - Corners = 3/1 - Sleater-Kinney = 3/8 - the Church = 3/16 - Swervedriver = 4/4 - Tobacco = 4/10-12 - Coachella 1
4/14 - Jenny Lewis = 4/15 - the War on Drugs = 4/17-19 - Coachella 2 = 4/21 - Protomartyr = 5/8-10 - Levitation Austin = 5/14 - the Antlers = 7/17-19 - Pitchfork
2/28 Warpaint @ Fais Do-Do, 4/10 St. Vincent @ The Cosmopolitan, 5/2 Desert Daze, 5/8-10 Levitation
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.
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.
U2: 6/28 @ United Center
Lollapalooza: 8/1 @ Grant Park
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.
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Didn't Blur suck?
Blur said that they wanted "another crack at America." So, you might get your wish.
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.
April 1 - Yob
April 6 - Swans
April 7 - Liturgy
April 10-12 - Coachella
April 17 - Clark/Nosaj Thing
April 23 - John Talabot
April 27 - The Body & Full of Hell
May 1 - Sleep
May 8-10 - Austin Psych Fest
May 13 - Noel Gallagher
May 15-17 - Psycho California
June 10 - Melvins
June 20 - Blur
June 24-28 - Glastonbury
July 18 - Death Grips?
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.