NME Festival blog: Damon Albarn says Blur might return if there was “a global petition”

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Damon Albarn has said that Blur might release some new music should a “global petition” emerge for the band to do so.

The Gorillaz and Blur frontman made the exaggeration in an interview with The Toronto Sun.

When he was asked whether Blur had any plans for a reunion, the singer replied: “Well, there’s already quite a lot of Blur out there. I suppose it would have to be because something compelled us to do it again, whether it’s a global petition or we fancy doing it again.”

The band’s last album, ‘The Magic Whip’, was released in 2015.

Since then, the Britpop legend has continued his work with Gorillaz and has revived his other project, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, for a follow-up to the supergroup’s 2007 debut album.

Elsewhere in the interview, Albarn revealed that Gorillaz might not tour again for 10 years. The band has had a prolific couple of years with near back-to-back album releases.

Meanwhile, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon recently said in an interview with The Guardian that the Britpop era was “really fucking dull” for guitarists, and that he found musicians from US more interesting and “expressive” at the time.

Albarn completes his current tour with Gorillaz in Mexico City on October 24.


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