Blur back together for premiere
Published 14/01/2010 | 20:53
Blur have been reunited at the premiere of a new documentary charting the band's history and comeback.
Lead singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree all attended the screening of No Distance Left To Run at the Odeon in London's West End.
Blur, who were catapulted to fame during the mid-1990s as the poster boys of Britpop with hits including Parklife, Chemical World and The Universal, entered a hiatus when Coxon quit after apparently falling out with Albarn.
But the pair patched up their differences in 2009 and headlined the Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals as well as selling out huge shows of their own in London's Hyde Park.
Albarn said after the summer shows that the band had no further plans to play live or record together again.
The documentary, which will show at selected cinemas for a month before being released on DVD, is described by record label Parlophone as "a musing on Englishness and identity, and a portrait of friendship and resolution".
The film was directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace - who have previously made music videos for Scottish indie band Franz Ferdinand - and takes its name from their 1999 top 20 single.