June 20 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Blur played live on micro-blogging site Twitter to fans in a emotional gig, yesterday evening.
The quartet sent a link to a live stream as they performed from a balcony at a secret location in London.
They played new songs Under The Westway and The Puritan - written especially for the Olympic Games closing concert at Hyde Park.
Asked how it felt to be playing together again guitarist Graham Coxon said: “Like a silk smoking jacket.”
And in response to one fan who said she was wiping away tears, bass player Alex James responded: “I feel quite emotional too.”
Members teased fans during the day by posting images online as their equipment was set up, as well as a series of slogans. They included “the flash of a blade is one less getting paid”, “it’s smoke and mirrors until the autocue starts” and “I stood watching comets on their lonesome trails”.