Graham Coxon and Alex James go back to their old school


Blur played an intimate show at London’s Goldsmiths University in South London on Monday (June 22), a return for former alumni, band members Graham Coxon and Alex James.

Opening with debut single “She’s So High”, the reformed four-piece performed a lengthy 24-track set to just a few hundred fans, stark contrast to the band’s forthcoming headline apperance at Glastonbury on Sunday (June 28).

Referencing Blur’s recent small warm-up shows (at the East Anglia Railway Museum and London’s Rough Trade East), frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd: “I didn’t think we’d do this kind of gig again. I’m pleased we have, thanks for coming.”

Earlier in the set Albarn also said, with a hint of nostalgia: “I remember this place being cavernous, running around when there were bands on. It seems a lot smaller now.”

Other famous alumni of Goldsmiths include artists Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood and Lucian Freud as well as muscians John Cale, Placebo‘s Brian Molko and Dire Straits‘ John Illsley.

Blur’s Goldsmiths College set list was:

‘She’s So High’

‘Girls And Boys’

‘Tracy Jacks’

‘There’s No Other Way’


‘Bad Head’


‘Out Of Time’

‘Trimm Trabb’

‘Coffee And TV’


‘Country House’

‘Oily Water’

‘Chemical World’

‘Sunday Sunday’


‘End Of A Century’

‘To The End’

‘This Is A Low’



‘Song 2’

‘For Tomorrow’

‘The Universal’

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