Dave Rowntree recently talked about Blur’s reunion. Here is what he said via El Tiempo:
“We really enjoyed playing together. But no one is particularly interested in playing Blur again full time, although we are all very interested in preserving it. It’s a four-way open marriage!”
Blur first announced their comeback back in November with news of a huge Wembley Stadium show – before going on to reveal a second date at the venue before a run of European festival shows and an intimate UK warm-up tour.
Additionally, Albarn and co. would perform an outdoor gig at Malahide Castle in Dublin and make appearances at Primavera Sound, Roskilde, Lucca Summer Festival, Flow Festival and Japan’s Summer Sonic.
The band also thrilled their fans when they had announced details of a surprise new album ‘The Ballad Of Darren’ and shared its first single, ‘The Narcissist’. The 10-track ‘The Ballad Of Darren’ arrived on July 21 via Parlophone, and is available for pre-order here. It’s the band’s first album since 2015’s ‘The Magic Whip‘.
The band’s ninth album was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Depeche Mode) and recorded at Studio 13 in London and Devon.
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