It has come to light that the Hong Kong authorities have denied that British indie band Blur were denied entry to perform in Hong Kong, despite claims on Monday by bassist Alex James.
“The Immigration Department has not received the relevant visa application. The spread of misleading information is unacceptable and has to be condemned,” a spokesperson for the Immigration Department told HKFP on Tuesday.
Previously, during a Monday BBC Radio 6 show, James said that the band had hoped to finish their live tour in Hong Kong:
“[W]e were gonna finish it off in Hong Kong, which we thought would be brilliant because ‘The Magic Whip’ – the album prior to ‘Ballad of Darren’ – was all recorded in Hong Kong… but then, apparently, the Chinese government consider us to be bad actors, so we’re not allowed back in Hong Kong sadly.”
Blur recently revealed the dates for their Mexico and South American Tour. It is set to star in the month of November.
The band’s official Twitter account shared the dates for the trek. Check it out below:
- 18/11 Capital Corona Festival, Mexico City
- 21/11 Movistar Arena, Bogotá
- 24/11 Fauna Primavera, Santiago
- 26/11 Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires
Previously, James reflected on his life and went on to talk about how he’s spent a staggering sum of £1million on Champagne via The Sun. But life couldn’t be more different for Alex, 54, these days, as he runs a 200-acre Oxfordshire farm, which situates his stunning 18th-century home.
It seems that he enjoys cosy breakfasts, feeding his family “à la carte eggs” as well as workouts in his home gym and meetings to plan his family-friendly Big Feastival at the countryside abode.
Alex, his wife Claire Neate and their children – Geronimo, 19, twins Artemes and Galileo, 17, Sable, 14, and Beatrix, 13 – share the property with chickens, pigs, ducks, pet dogs, cats and around 200 to 300 sheep.