Lucky links

March 20, 2013

First look: Blur at Vive Latino Festival Mexico (Pictures)

Blur played Mexico City's Vive Latino Festival on March 16th 2013. According to many fans who went to watch the band live, the show was an exceptional one - the "best Blur had ever sounded".

blur vive latino 2013, blur vive latino, blur vive latino festival 2013, blur watch vive latino, vive latino 2013 video, blur watch 2013, blur tour 2013 pictures, vive latino blur pictures, dave rowntree interview 2013, ibero radio blur, blur 2013 video, blur 2013 gig, blurmx, damon albarn 2013,
Damon Albarn - Looking young and hip at Vive Latino 2013 
Damon waving a Mexican percussion instrument - "Almost hitting his face" said a fan
blur vive latino 2013, blur vive latino, blur vive latino festival 2013, blur watch vive latino, vive latino 2013 video, blur watch 2013, blur tour 2013 pictures, vive latino blur pictures, dave rowntree interview 2013, ibero radio blur, blur 2013 video, blur 2013 gig, blurmx, damon albarn 2013,
blur vive latino 2013, blur vive latino, blur vive latino festival 2013, blur watch vive latino, vive latino 2013 video, blur watch 2013, blur tour 2013 pictures, vive latino blur pictures, dave rowntree interview 2013, ibero radio blur, blur 2013 video, blur 2013 gig, blurmx, damon albarn 2013,
blur vive latino 2013, blur vive latino, blur vive latino festival 2013, blur watch vive latino, vive latino 2013 video, blur watch 2013, blur tour 2013 pictures, vive latino blur pictures, dave rowntree interview 2013, ibero radio blur, blur 2013 video, blur 2013 gig, blurmx, damon albarn 2013,
alex james vive latino, alex james mexico, blurmx
blur vive latino 2013, blur vive latino, blur vive latino festival 2013, blur watch vive latino, vive latino 2013 video, blur watch 2013, blur tour 2013 pictures, vive latino blur pictures, dave rowntree interview 2013, ibero radio blur, blur 2013 video, blur 2013 gig, blurmx, damon albarn 2013,


Blur drummer Dave Rowntree also did an exclusive 15-minute interview with Radio Ibero (Ibero 90.0 FM) about the 2013 shows. The drummer sounded positive and high in spirits, exclaiming that the show had a "packed audience, jumping up and down. That's why we do this really, it's lovely. You can see it was the real fans, everybody from the front to the back knew all the words, it was just lovely." 

He also mused on Blur's current popularity high. "We got more famous by releasing less music", Dave said. 

"Last time we weren't selling tickets out in 10 minutes, we weren't playing big festivals. Mystique as been growing around us."

"We became way better known and more popular for doing nothing. I can't explain it." 
- Dave Rowntree, 2013 Tour

He seems to be ambiguous about a new Blur album. "It was all really good fun" he said, when asked to describe the 2013 gigs. "This is an extension to that. We did a few shows leading up to [Hyde Park] and we thought it really wasn't possible to do something in London. So why not do some wider touring, for the longer-suffering fans around the world who hasn't seen us in a decade". So it seems this tour is merely to please the wider fans, but not to make a new album.

So why now? Dave said it was a "logical progression" to "try things out" this time, and that previous tours didn't satisfy the global demands of Blur fans. They have recorded some things, but there seems to be no plans to release more future songs so far.

Listen to the audio recording of the excellent interview below.



Watch Blur at Vive Latino 2013




Blur: Vive Latino Mexico City - Setlist:

Popscene 
There's No Other Way
Girls & Boys 
Tracy Jacks 
Beetlebum 
Out of Time 
Trimm Trabb 
Caramel 
Coffee & TV 
Tender 
Country House 
Parklife 
Song 2 
Advert 
End of a Century 
This Is a Low 

Encore :
Under The Westway 
For Tomorrow 
The Universal

For more pictures, check out this album on Facebook. Visit this gallery of professional shots HERE.


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

ShareThis

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Lucky Links!