Blur Play First Hyde Park Concert

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Blur played the first of their two-night reunion stand in Hyde Park on Thursday (July 2).

The band who regrouped this year played an identical set to their Glastonbury headlilne show on Sunday (June 28), with the addition of “Death Of A Party.”

Singer Damon Albarn tells the crwod that hit song “Parklife” was inspired from living near to Hyde Park. He said: “I had the idea for this song in this park, I used to live near Kensington Church Street and I used to watch pigeons and people and all that stuff.”

Support yesterday came from Foals, Crystal Castles and Golden Silvers.

For Uncut’s live review of Blur’s first Hyde Park gig, click here.

Blur play Hyde Park again today (July 3) with support coming from Vampire Weekend, Amadou & Mariam, Florence & The Machine and Deerhoof.

Both shows will be available as live albums, details here.

Blur’s Hyde Park set list (July 2) was:

‘She’s So High’
‘Girls & Boys’
‘Tracy Jacks’
‘There’s No Other Way’
‘Jubilee’
‘Badhead’
‘Beetlebum’
‘Out Of Time’
‘Trimm Trabb’
‘Coffee & TV’
‘Tender’
‘Country House’
‘Oily Water’
‘Chemical World’
‘Sunday Sunday’
‘Parklife’
‘End Of A Century’
‘To The End’
‘This Is A Low’
‘Popscene’
‘Advert’
‘Song 2’
‘Death Of A Party’
‘For Tomorrow’
‘The Universal’


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