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Blur to Headline Primavera as Reunion Continues

Britpoppers to play Barcelona, Spain, on May 24, and Oporto, Portugal, on May 31

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // October 8, 2012

Reports on the death of Blur’s reunion party continue to be exaggerated. Despite conflicting quotes from frontman and Gorillaz maestro Damon Albarn in advance of the reformed British art-pop luminaries’ Olympic-closing concert this summer in London’s Hyde Park, the band has already confirmed a set this summer at Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival. Today Blur confirmed at least two more gigs, both at this spring’s Primavera Sound festival. Catch them in Barcelona, Spain, on May 24, and in Oporto, Portugal, on May 31. As the band’s Facebook page says, “More as we know it…”

Below, watch footage of Blur debuting elegantly elegiac 2012 single “Under the Westway” on a rooftop: