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".
|Damon Albarn - Looking young and hip at Vive Latino 2013|
|Damon waving a Mexican percussion instrument - "Almost hitting his face" said a fan|
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
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:
There's No Other Way
Girls & Boys
Out of Time
Coffee & TV
End of a Century
This Is a Low
Under The Westway
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