In the current climate of live music’s shutdown, the prospect of any gig is one to get all whimsical about. But in a current climate which is also still firmly wedded in nineties nostalgia, the prospect of more Blur gigs in the future is one which will make the pining for its return even stronger.
Well, Damon Albarn has opened the door wide open for it to happen, telling Music Week that he, ‘can’t wait to sing Parklife again’. “I love doing those gigs, they’re great, but it’s not something I need to do. I only do it because there’s a joy in doing it.”
Blur reunited at the end of the last decade, and ultimately released The Magic Whip, their first album with Graham Coxon for over a decade, in 2015. But it’s their live concerts during this period which defined the reunion, in particularly the huge, two-hour celebration that was their 2009 Glastonbury headline.