London, United Kingdom (4E) – After leading the London 2012 Olympics closing concert in Hyde Park last August, rock band Blur has just announced that they will be playing in European festivals in 2013.
In their official website, Blur posted, “Thank you for waiting… Rock Werchter announce that Blur will headline next July. We’re excited.. hope to travel in 2013 to play to more of our lovely fans who we haven’t seen for a while. Don’t know where yet, we’ll tell as soon as we do..
After a while, the band announced, “We’re off to Primavera next summer, Barcelona and Oporto here we come. More as we know it…”
Bassist Alex James told the BBC just before their Hyde Park gig, “We may never have done anything again if it hadn’t have been for the trigger of being asked to do this show. We felt it was something we couldn’t turn down.”
Blur started in 1988 and continued to play until 2003, releasing seven albums. They briefly reunited in 2009 for several concerts and releases. They also received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2012.