Watch Blur’s career-spanning set at Coachella 2024 in full


Blur rocked day two of the primary weekend of Coachella 2024 final evening (April 13), with a set spanning their lengthy profession. Stream the entire thing beneath.

The Britpop greats performed a 13-song set, starting from ‘90s classics like ‘Ladies & Boys’, ‘Popscene’ and ‘Music 2’ to tracks from their 2023 album ‘The Ballad of Darren’, together with ‘The Narcissist’ and ‘St. Charles Sq.’.

They had been additionally joined by the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Hen Singers, a bunch of tribal singers from the realm native to the competition’s Mojave Desert, California setting. They sang ‘Demise of a Celebration’ collectively, in addition to a music from the Singers’ repertoire, ‘Hen Music’. The choral group then returned to spherical off the set with a stirring model of ‘Tender’.

Discover Blur’s entire set beneath on the official Coachella Day Two stream beneath:

Frontman Damon Albarn tried to steer a singalong in the course of the bridge of ‘Ladies & Boys’, main him finally to say: “You’re by no means seeing us once more so that you would possibly as effectively fucking sing it, know what I’m saying?”

Introducing ‘Music 2’, which was met with an enormous response from the gang, Albarn mentioned: “This music has been so good to us. However I did get proven a TikTok of it being type of carried out by a vacuum cleaner which is you recognize…. It’s humbling and galvanizing on the similar time.”

See the TikTok in query beneath:

Blur performed:

‘St. Charles Sq.’
‘Hassle within the Message Centre’
‘Goodbye Albert’
‘Trimm Trabb’
‘Out of Time’
‘Hen Music’ (with the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Hen Singers)
‘Demise of a Celebration’ (with the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Hen Singers)
‘Ladies & Boys’
‘Music 2’
‘The Narcissist’
‘Tender’ (with the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Hen Singers)

Final week, Blur performed a warm-up gig for the competition on the Fox Theater in Pomona, California, with assist from Jockstrap.

That evening, Damon Albarn and co. handled the viewers to an enormous 20-song setlist, and broke out a few of their greatest hits together with ‘Music 2’ and ‘Parklife’.

Different highlights of the set embody the stay debut of their 2012 music ‘Idiot’s Day’, the primary stay efficiency of ‘Demise Of A Celebration’ in 10 years, and welcoming a crowd member on stage to assist carry out ‘Parklife’.

The announcement that Blur can be acting at this 12 months’s version of Coachella got here as a shock to some, because it got here shortly after feedback from Albarn, the place he was fairly adamant that the band can be slowing down for 2024. “It’s time to wrap up this marketing campaign,” he mentioned again in December. “It’s an excessive amount of for me. It was the best factor to do and an immense honour to play these songs once more.”

In different Blur information, it was not too long ago revealed that the Britpop icons are set to launch a brand new documentary and live performance movie charting their enormous 2023 reunion. The tasks will doc the recording and launch of their first album in eight years, ‘The Ballad Of Darren’, in addition to the large exhibits that adopted – together with the two headline exhibits at Wembley Stadium in London final summer season.

In different Coachella information, Grimes has apologised after her set was mired in technical difficulties, The Final Dinner Celebration surprised followers with their debut competition set, whereas Vampire Weekend closed out their last-minute Coachella set with a shock look from Paris Hilton throughout their nation “Cocaine Cowboys” medley.

For extra stay updates because it occurs, try NME’s liveblog for Coachella 2024 right here.


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