Damon Albarn wore a bisexual pride flag at a show in a new photo, as seen below.
Blur recently debuted new songs from their latest album ‘The Ballad Of Darren‘ along with a smattering of deep cuts and fan favourites at an intimate show at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on Tuesday July 25 via NME.
DAMON ALBARN PUT ON MY BISEXUAL PRIDE FLAG RHAT I THREW TO HIMMMM pic.twitter.com/h6R75VDc47
— woodpecker (@PeachyKneeSocks) July 25, 2023
As announced earlier this month, the returning Britpop veterans took to the stage at the iconic London venue to perform their new album in its entirety, with the show also livestreamed online. It has been noted that this marked a relatively intimate show, given their touring schedule has largely involved headlining European festivals and playing to 90,000 fans per night at their two massive Wembley Stadium shows earlier this month.
The band took to the stage, backed by string quartet, with bassist Alex James lounging on a sofa and smoking as they eased into playing album opener ‘The Ballad’. In playing the new record from start to finish, they also performed ‘The Everglades (For Leonard)’, ‘Goodbye Albert’, ‘Far Away Island’, Avalon’ and ‘The Heights’ live for the first time.
The crowd receiving single ‘The Narcissist’ like an old favourite, while next single ‘Barbaric’ – debuted at an intimate London show for BBC Radio 2 last week – also landed well.
The band then returned for an encore – delivering the first in a run of rarities by playing ‘Pyongyang’ from previous album ‘The Magic Whip‘ for the first time since 2015 before the live debut of the album version of ‘Clover Over Dover’ from 1994’s ‘Parklife’.
Blur’s setlist was:
‘St. Charles Square’
‘The Everglades (For Leonard)’
‘Far Away Island’
‘Pyongyang’ (Tour debut)
‘Clover Over Dover’ (Tour debut; first performance of the album version)
‘Mr. Briggs’ (First time live since 2012)
‘All Your Life’
‘Theme from an Imaginary Film’ (Live debut)