Blur ‘are preparing to make their music comeback with Wembley gig to mark 30th anniversary of Parklife release’ – seven years after taking a break
Blur are preparing to make their music comeback with a huge gig at Wembley, it has been reported.
The band English rock band are reportedly reforming ahead of the 30th anniversary of the release of their famous album Parklife in 1994.
Blur formed in London in 1988 and the group consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.
Exciting! Blur are preparing to make their music comeback with a huge gig at Wembley, it has been reported (pictured in 2015)
It’s been claimed that the band have been ‘privately masterminding’ their return for almost a year.
A source told The Sun: ‘Britpop fans will want to shout this from the rooftop – Blur are back. The lads have been talking about this for a while and now it is becoming a reality.
‘Their plans are being kept closely guarded but there is a concert at Wembley which has been pencilled in which will coincide with the 30th anniversary of their second album Park Life.
Yay! The band English rock band are reportedly reforming ahead of the 30th anniversary of the release of their famous album Parklife in 1994
‘It is all incredibly exciting and the band are all totally on board and are clearing their schedules ready to get going again.’
Blur has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Blur announced they were taking a break again seven years ago, shortly after the release of their last album The Magic Whip.
It comes after last November, Damon didn’t shut down the idea of a band reunion in an interview with NME.
Popular: Blur formed in London in 1988 and the group consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree (seen in 2015)
Although the London-based band have never formally split, they have been on a break since The Magic Whip tour in 2015, where they promoted their eighth album.
The musician, 54, admitted that despite being very busy, nothing is ruled out – but doesn’t want to ‘foist’ the reunion on anyone unnecessarily.
‘When it happens, I’ll be made up. When it’s wanted, I’ll do it,’ he said.
The singer-songwriter, who came onto the music scene in 1998 when Blur was formed, is also a member of alternative band Gorillaz.
Damon said he was of the belief that music is ‘ill’ – and has been left to the back of the line since the pandemic began – but he was optimistic about Gorillaz’ new music.
‘I’ve been working on carnival-themed music with Gorillaz with a lot of people from west London.
‘We’re really going back to the spirit of the first record,’ he revealed.
Their first self-titled record, released in 2001, reached number 3 on the UK charts and was so successful it earned them a Guinness Book of World Record Entry for ‘most successful virtual band’.
Wishes: It comes after last November Damon didn’t shut down the idea of a band reunion in an interview with NME (Damon pictured above performing in France 2018)
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