Damon Albarn - Olympic Gig Will Be Blur's Last, Says Damon Albarn
Having been seemingly done and dusted in 2003, the 2008 reunion of Blur came as shock to many. Now four years on lead singer Damon Albarn has confirmed with The Guardian that the group's second get-together was a temporary thing that will end this year with no new material being released.
The group will play the closing ceremony at this years London Olympics at a concert in Hyde Park alongside New Order and the Specials, a performance that shall be the group's very last. He remained blunt in his interview with the newspaper and when asked whether there will be more Blur records he simply replied: "No, I don't think so." As to whether they'll play after Hyde Park: "No, not really."
Tickets for the Hyde Park concert will fetch up to £50, as organisers look to create an event that displays some of the 'Best of British.' This year will hardly be short on musical talent as alongside the usual summer festival scene there will be the Gary Barlow organised Diamond Jubilee Event to honour the Queen's 60th year on the throne, with Sir Paul MCCartney, Dame Shirley Barrett and Sir Elton John among the performers at the event.