Casual fans of the London four-piece might regard news of their reformation with indifference but as Ron Burgundy might say, it’s kind of a big deal…
Talking exclusively with NME, Blur frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon confirmed what the interwebs had speculated for months – a Blur reformation.
“It just felt it was right again,” declared Albarn of Blur’s return. “It somehow feels like there’s something for us to do again, we’re not completely useless or pointless, we’ve got a reason to exist.”
Coxon agreed, explaining the band were “making public what’s been going on a little bit privately. For the benefit of the fans and those interested we can say that something’s on the cards”.
What is on the cards is a headlining show in Hyde Park, London on Friday, July 3.
“We’ll do something in London because that seems sensible,” he said, “but we’re also playing in other parts of the country working up to there.”
Looks like money trumps ego – if The Pixies have taught us anything it’s that hating your band mates and taking money from your fans aren’t mutually exclusive. And that’s completely fine with me woooo whooooo!