Damon Albarn Performs “Song 2” Solo


Ever since he went solo, former Blur singer, Damon Albarn has made Blur songs in his set a normal occurrence. To date, he has performed “All Your Life” during his set at south By Southwest, performed “Parklife” at a London pub in honor of the album’s 20th anniversary, and most recently performed “This is a Low” when he was the musical guest on an episode of Jimmy Fallon’s late night show.
But until now, many Blur fans have been waiting for him to pull out that one song that almost everyone knows (you know the one that goes Woo-Hoo!) and finally, he treated an audience to the track.
While performing at the Royale Boston last night, Albarn performed “Song 2,” by himself, for the first time ever. He even joked around about it before launching into the famous song by saying, “If it doesn’t go well, I promise you, I’ll never do it again.”

Let’s say, he did not disappoint.

Check out the fan-shot video below. 

New Blur Album in the Works

Blur perform at the Olympic closing ceremony concert at Hyde Park

It might be a heck of a day for Blur fans if the rumor of the band heading back into the studio turn out to be true and currently, it looks like it just might be.

The British band have reportedly revealed that they will be heading back into the studio to record their brand new album; their first album since 2003’s Think Tank.

The band which is made up of made up of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree have continued to play shows and go on tour even though it had been ten years since they released any new material. Recently, they headlined this year’s Coachella Festival while trying their hardest to side-step the “when are you guys putting out new music” question.

Just because they had side-stepped the question at Coachella doesn’t mean that they haven’t been dropping hints at all. Earlier this year, Albarn had dropped a major hint about the band returning to the studio. “”We’ve got a couple of occasions when we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, so we might make the record in a week. If we can, it would be nice,” he told Rolling Stone.

While performing in Hong Kong, Albran was quoted as saying, “so we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record,” so for all that we know, the album could already been recorded and ready for release.

While this is still on the mum side, Jamie Hewlett, who works with Albarn on the band Gorillaz confirmed for a fact that Blur have gone into the studio. “Damon’s touring with Blur — he’s doing a world tour with Blur at the moment and then they’re working on a new album,” Hewlett said, also confirming that there will be a new Gorillaz album n the way as well.

So far, no other information has been given, especially on what the projected release date will be.

Coachella Headliners Get Demoted


If you are planning on heading to Coachella to see the Stone Roses headline tonight’s show, then you might want to take a step back and check out what time the band will be playing on the smaller stage.

Speculations started arising that the reason that they had been “demoted” was because of the poor turn out they had gotten during their reunion set on the main stage last week. A spokesperson for the band told NME that this switch was supposed to happen from the beginning and that there was nothing else behind it.

Blur and The Stones Roses are both credited as being co-headliners on the posters, so maybe it was the plan all a long and people are just blowing things out of proportions.

This isn’t the first time that this craze of artists swapping times has occurred  This past year at Ultra Music Festival, it was revealed that many of the artists performing had done the same thing as well.

The Stone Roses will now perform at 9:55 p.m., with Blur closing out the main stage at 11:35 p.m.