Blur reunite for first time in three years at intimate gig

Damon Albarn and Alex James of Blur
Damon Albarn and Alex James of Blur Photo: Mark Allan/BBC/PA Wire

Blur reunited tonight for their first proper show for three years with a gig in front of just 200 people.

The band have been preparing for a major comeback show in London's Hyde Park to coincide with the end of the Olympics in August.

Frontman Damon Albarn admitted: "When you've been away for a while it's quite nerve-racking."

Guitarist Graham Coxon
Guitarist Graham Coxon Credit: Mark Allan/BBC/PA Wire

The concert was being broadcast by BBC Radio 6 Music with the audience made up of listeners.

The group - who reformed for a series of shows in 2009 - played at the BBC's Maida Vale studios in London with a set of album tracks and new songs.

Blur performed for an intimate group of 200 fans
Blur performed for an intimate group of 200 fans Credit: Mark Allan/BBC/PA Wire

The show included opening track Jubilee, Trim Trabb and Intermission, along with newly written songs Under The Westway and The Puritan which were recently premiered online with a short rooftop performance.