Watch Blur + Fred Armisen Perform ‘Parklife’ at the Hollywood Bowl
Last night (Oct. 20), Blur played the first of two big U.S. gigs at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. There, they were joined on stage by Portlandia actor and Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen.
Together, they played "Parklife" from Blur's 1994 album of the same name, with Armisen delivering the spoken-word portions of the song (originally performed by Phil Daniels). Ahead of the two U.S. shows, frontman Damon Albarn told Rolling Stone he initially tried to enlist Mike Myers to perform the song as his Austin Powers character, but a scheduling conflict kept him from the show. Lucky for Albarn and company, Armisen was more than up to the task. Watch the whole thing unfold in the video above.
Next up, Blur will play New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Friday, Oct. 23. Then, Blur will release a new documentary/concert film New World Towers, which captures the lead-up to the release of their comeback album, The Magic Whip, earlier this year. It will land in U.K. theaters on Dec. 2.