Blur will reunite ‘when it’s wanted’

Damon Albarn says Blur will reunite “when it’s wanted”.

The Britpop legends haven’t toured together since their 2015 run in support of their comeback LP, ‘The Magic Whip’, but the 53-year-old frontman reunited with his bandmates Dave Rowntree, Alex James, and Graham Coxon at his Africa Express show in his hometown of Leytonstone in 2019.

And Damon has revealed the ‘Song 2’ hitmakers have an “idea” up their sleeves for a comeback but want to wait for the right moment.

Speaking to NME, he said: “Well, we did have a chat recently, but we haven’t really progressed further than that.

“We did have an idea though; I’ve just been a bit busy at the moment obviously. When it happens, I’ll be made up.

“When it’s wanted, I’ll do it. I don’t want to foist that stuff on anybody unnecessarily.”

The Gorillaz star previously revealed he turned down offers to reunite with Blur to mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal LP ‘Parklife’ because of Brexit.

The classic 1994 album, which turned 25 on April 25, 2019, was released in a time coined ‘Cool Britannia’ when there was a sense of optimism in the UK, following the tumultuous 70s and 80s, and Damon didn’t feel it was right to celebrate the record at the time when the country was facing leaving the European Union under the helm of then-Prime Minister Theresa May.