Blur to end hiatus for London show
Indie-rock band will play Hyde Park in JulyLONDON -- U.K. indie-rock act Blur is set to reform for an open-air show in London's Hyde Park in summer 2009.
The band has been on hiatus following the campaign for their 2003 album "Think Tank" (Parlophone).
The Hyde Park show takes place July 3 and is promoted by Live Nation and Metropolis Music, in association with CMO Management and booking agent X-Ray Touring.
Guitarist Graham Coxon, who quit the band for a solo career in 2002, has signed on for the reunion, which will feature Blur's original lineup.
There also has been speculation in U.K tabloid the Sun that Blur will headline the Glastonbury festival in June, but there has been no official confirmation.
Coxon most recently performed with Blur in 2000 at London's Royal Festival Hall. While he has focused on solo albums, lead vocalist Damon Albarn has worked on several projects outside Blur, including animated group Gorillaz and the Mandarin-language opera "Monkey: Journey to the West."
The band, formed 20 years ago, has released seven studio albums, with five reaching No. 1 in the U.K.