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Blur's Damon Albarn rules out further reunion gigs


Story by Jack Foley

BLUR singer Damon Albarn has ruled out any further reunion gigs for the time being.

In an interview with Q magazine, the frontman said there were currently no plans for Blur to perform together again despite the success of the recent summer reunion gigs in London’s Hyde Part and at Glastonbury.

He told Q: “I think this is beautiful, what we’ve done, and I don’t want to ruin it. With touring the repetition will come back. If we carried on the same problems would rear their head.”

Albarn went on to describe the band’s emotional Glastonbury set as “truly ecstatic” adding: “When I die that will be the one moment that will flash before me.”

Albarn was noticeably overcome with emotion while performing some of the band’s most popular numbers at the summer festival.

Further on in the interview, Albarn confirmed that the primary objective of the reunions had been fulfilled – reuniting with guitarist Graham Coxon and putting past differences behind them.

“What I wanted to do was heal to the point where I know I can always ring Graham up in the future and it will be fine,” he continued. “That’s all I wanted to do and we’ve done that, definitely.”

Albarn, 41, is currently working on the third Gorillaz album and also features on a new rap album by Eslam Jawaad