Blur reunion confirmed
Blur is reuniting and will return to the stage for a July 3 gig in Hyde Park, London, according to NME.com. The headlining show will be the first gig for the band's full line-up--Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree--since Coxon quit the band in 2002.
In an exclusive joint interview with NME, Albarn and Coxon said they had put their differences behind them and were looking forward to playing live in 2009. "It just felt it was right again," Albarn said. "It somehow feels like there's something for us to do again, we're not completely useless or pointless, we've got a reason to exist."
Albarn also said the band would be announcing some more shows around the UK but did not confirm the rumor of a possible appearance at the 2009 Glastonbury festival.