The two groups were pitted against each other as chart rivals at the height of Britpop 20 years ago, but the band members have since become friends, and guitarist Coxon admits he'd open for the Wonderwall hitmakers should they ever get back together - if the price is right.

Responding to Blur pal Alex James' recent suggestion that Oasis should support Blur on tour, Coxon told The Mail on Sunday newspaper, "That's just Alex being provocative. For a quarter of a billion (pounds), we'll support them."

Blur, who recently released their first album in 12 years, are preparing to headline a British Summer Time show at London's Hyde Park. The group also announced its first show at Los Angeles' fabled Hollywood Bowl on Monday (15Jun15).