February 22, 2012

Blur prepare for big announcement on future plus exclusive Brits rehearsal footage

BLUR ALERT: Blur are set to appear in an exclusive NME feature piece to talk about their future. Speculations are that they're going to make a new album with producer William Orbit.

The news about Blur headlining the London Olympics 2012 Closing ceremony concert came on midnight yesterday, just a day before the Brit Awards at 8:00pm tonight at the O2 Arena.

Dave Rowntree tweeted a picture of Phil Daniels backstage at the Brits - they WILL be playing Parklife with Daniels doing the vocals.

Blur is set to perform, Girls and Boys, Song 2, Beetlebum and many other huge hits, and also from the Brit Awards twitter : "Exclusive! Outstanding Contribution winners @blurofficial will perform "Tender" (with 32-piece choir) on ITV2 at 10pm tonight"

See some scans of pictures here of Blur's NME magazine feature this week. It will feature an article, posters, exclusive pictures and talks about "new album plans".

Speculations for the NME announcement tomorrow is best summed up by dannn, a forum member, who said:

 My take on recent developments: 

• Blur are active again and that’s what we have been craving for years. 
• The new song sounds really good and a studio version may not be a piano based ballad and could well be in the same vein as For Tomorrow. 
• The gig is a unique opportunity for the band to be part of history. I am sure if it wasn’t for the Olympics they wouldn’t be going anywhere near Hyde Park. 
• Expect some intimate warm up gigs. 
• The intention at the Brits (and the Olympics gig) could be to put a line in the sand and celebrate the band’s past, whilst looking towards the future as Blur Mark II. I think the band have the desire to continue and produce new music, but I guess we’ll find out tonight / tomorrow.

We couldn't agree more - with William Orbit on board, what else can happen ? Here's our best guess -

- Under the Westway is the Record Day promo
- They're back "in full" as the article says
- Playing Olympics with some intimate warm up gigs
- Then possibly an album towards December with Orbit

Also, watch an exclusive Blur rehearsal video 2012 for the Brits below:

Read all about Blur's new album HERE and check out their newest song HERE and read our REVIEW HERE.


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