See Blur Perform ‘Lonesome Street’ + ‘Song 2′ During Recent New York City Concert
Last week, Blur were welcomed back to the states by fans with open arms during a free show in New York City -- their first in more than 15 years. Now, some footage from the Converse Rubber Tracks gig has surfaced online.
The show took place last Friday (May 1) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. While the set focused in on the band’s newly minted comeback album, The Magic Whip, the English four-piece spent their encore treating concertgoers to a few cuts from their back catalog, too -- namely “Beetlebum” and “Song 2” from their 1997 self-titled effort and “Trouble in the Message Centre” from 1994’s Parklife.
You can watch Damon Albarn and company’s performance of "Lonesome Street" above, then watch them play "Song 2" below:
Blur’s Brooklyn show came on the heels of their appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they performed “Ong Ong” from their latest album. Backstage, the Britpop greats teamed up with the show’s host to play an acoustic rendition of “Tender” from their 1999 LP, 13.
Blur also recently unveiled a 30-minute documentary featuring interviews with each of the band's four members, who discuss the story behind and making of The Magic Whip.