Blur are set to continue their re-union, announcing a series of continental festival slots.
Stood onstage at Hyde Park this summer, Damon Albarn seemed to signal the end of an era. Leading Blur through an emotional concert to coincide with the end of the Olympics, the songwriter surveyed the crowds in a solemn, resigned manner.
Sparking fears that the Blur re-union had come to an end, fans prepared to soak up a career-defining box set. Now, though, it seems that the band are looking towards a new leg of their reformation after announcing a number of continental shows.
A statement on the band's official Facebook page yesterday (October 8th) reads:
"Thank you for waiting... Rock Werchter is about to announce that Blur will headline next July. We're excited.. hope to travel in 2013 to play to more of our lovely fans who we haven't seen for a while. Don't know where yet, we'll tell as soon as we do.. Stand by.."
Following this, the band have confirmed a headline slot at Primavera Sound. Now expanding to incorporate two events in Spain and Portugal, Blur are set to play two very special concerts at the award winning festival.
24 Barcelona Primavera Sound
31 Porto Primavera Sound