Damon Albarn Namechecks Blur Classic

The Good, The Bad and the Queen close Latitude day two

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Damon Albarn has made a rare public reference to his former band Blur, during his indie rock supergroup The Good, The Bad and the Queen’s headlining set at Latitude Festival tonight (July 14).

With the recently reported news that the original line up of Blur are due to reconvene in the studio for the first time since 1999, Damon Albarn took the opportunity to reference their classic single, “Song 2” while introducing The Good, The Bad & The Queen song, “A Soldier’s Tale”.

“I met a squaddie who’d been in Iraq,” he told the Obelisk arena audience at Latitude.

“He told me that they used to play ‘Song 2’ before… you know” –the suggestion being before they went into combat — “so I guess this is for him.”

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – featuring Clash member Paul Simonon, played their debut album in its entirety, closing the second night of this year’s sell-out Latitude festival.

For more on the band’s headline performance, see the special Uncut Latitude blog here Uncut.co.uk/latitude

Uncut’s team is at Latitude Festival all weekend bringing you up-to-date blogs, news and pictures as it happens.

Pic credit: Andy Willsher


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