Damon Albarn has revealed that Blur turned down offers for 'Parklife' anniversary shows.
The album was released in 1994 and came to become one of Britpop's defining moments, presenting a wry, funny, and deeply British form of songwriting.
Blur recently re-united to play a surprise three song set at an Africa Express event in Leytonstone, East London, but neatly swerved the idea of playing some 'Parklife' shows for the album's 25th birthday.
Speaking to the Metro, Damon Albarn explained that the band did receive offers, but turned them all down.
"I’d only want to perform that if it was a positive thing," he insisted. "Say we got to the point of having a second referendum, then I would be happy to play that record as a celebration and as a way of reminding ourselves of a time when we had an idea of Britishness that wasn’t political."
"It was more about our music and culture," insisted the Blur frontman. "That was a bit naive, no question, but it had a funny side, it had a humour to it. So I’m not against performing that album but I wouldn’t want to do it if I felt like it was just about money."
'Parklife' will celebrate it's 25th birthday on April 25th.
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