With ‘No Distance Left To Run’, Damon Albarn was ‘Out Of Time’ on Saturday evening.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn just didn’t know when to call it a night on Saturday evening and ending up being carried from the stage after playing a five-hour set. Albarn embarked on the lengthly set at Denmark’s Roskilde festival, where he was appearing with his Africa Express side project, which also features Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Damon Albarn had to be forcibly removed from the stage on Sunday night.
At 4am festival organisers came onstage to ask Albarn to put an end the show, with the Blur frontman refusing to stop the party. Taking a microphone Albarn told the audience, : "F--k what everyone says. You want more, we're going to give you more." Before encouraging the crowd to chant ‘more’.
Eventually the 47 year old was given his jacket and physically removed from the stage, to a chorus of boos from the audience. A little earlier in the night Albarn had appropriately covered The Clash’s 1982 anthem ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’, which the crowd later revisited when the singer was being carried off stage.
The Africa Express collective is a project which aims to bring together musical styles from across the globe. Alongside Albarn the collective also includes Nick Zinner, Seye Adelekan, Brian Eno, Jeff Wooton and Songhoy Blues. During the epic five hour gig fans were also treated to surprise appearances from singer Laura Mvula and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon.