British band Blur could end their 25-year history this summer after a performance in High Park Aug. 12, according to singer Damon Albarn.
Albarn has told London’s Guardian newspaper that Blur will release just one more single, Under the Westway, before folding.
He also revealed he’s fallen out with Jamie Hewlett, his partner in Gorillaz, and Gorillaz is unlikely to make any more music.
Alternative rock band Blur was formed in London in 1989 and initially called Seymour. Albarn worked with guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree off and on for the next 25 years.
But the group has not done any studio work since one of their periodic breakups in 2003 and members are pursuing different projects. The band reunited in 2009, but only for live performances.
Albarn says Under the Westway is the last song he’ll write for Blur and it's likely that band members will go their separate ways in August. The single will be released in August.
"We recorded it live," Albarn said. "One take. It's the first Blur song where it's been one take, because previously I never finished the lyrics before we recorded."
Gorillaz, the band of four cartoon characters he created with Hewlett, sold 20 million records and was a huge mainstream success, but has done nothing new since 2010.