They’re form of on their very own planet


Blur‘s Damon Albarn has opened up concerning the viewers and attendees at Coachella, saying that “they’re form of on their very own planet”.

The legendary Britpop band – comprised of Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree – took to the annual music and humanities competition’s most important stage on Saturday night time (April 13).

In an interview with KROQ earlier than their set, Albarn mentioned: “I don’t know, it’s a bizarre one Coachella in terms of viewers you understand. It’s arduous to know typically as a result of they’re fairly form of on their very own planet actually,” after being requested if he was shocked by how excited and loopy the fan response was to the band taking part in the competition.

Elsewhere within the chat, Albarn and James defined how they got here to play Coachella this 12 months. “All of us received a cellphone name round 10’o-clock at night time,” started the frontman with James including “Which isn’t usually a very good factor, when it’s administration 10’o-clock you understand. Often it means hassle.”

“[Management] was like ‘Do you wish to do Coachella this 12 months? You’ve received 5 minutes to determine’. That was it and I suppose we have been identical to ‘Effectively, okay. I do know we mentioned we weren’t going to do something extra however we’ll do yet one more’.”

Afterward within the night time throughout their set, Albarn aired his frustration reside on stage whereas performing to an unenthusiastic Coachella crowd.

Blur delivered a career-spanning set on the Coachella most important stage, together with fan favourites like ‘Tune 2’ and ‘Popscene’.

Nevertheless, Albarn was visibly irritated when making an attempt to carry out a name and response with the US crowd throughout ‘Women & Boys’.

“You are able to do it higher than that,” he instructed attendees at one level, which was met by a quiet crowd. When he nonetheless didn’t get the specified response, the frontman mentioned: “You’re by no means seeing us once more, so that you would possibly as effectively fucking sing it. Know what I’m saying?”

Although the frontman shared that this is able to be the final time the group noticed the legendary Britpop group, the band are set to return to the Coachella valley for weekend two of the competition this weekend (April 19-21).

This weekend, Blur carried out tracks from their 2023 album ‘The Ballad of Darren’ together with ‘The Narcissist’ and ‘St. Charles Sq.’.

They have been additionally joined by the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Fowl Singers, a gaggle of tribal singers from the world native to the competition’s Mojave Desert, California setting.


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