Blur, one of the two greatest British rock bands of the '90s, is set to headline the massive closing concert of the 2012 London Olympics in Hyde Park soon—which means you can listen to the whole show live starting at 4 p.m. our time. Click here to live stream the broadcast, thanks to Absolute Radio.
As Blur fans know, the future of the band is always perilously hanging in the wind—with no more shows booked, this is the last gig for the storied band for the foreseeable future. And band members are hedging their bets about anything more: "I really don't know what happens next, that's the only honest answer I can give. It's precarious though. If Hyde Park is shit, then that's definitely it," bassist Alex James told NME.
And even if you miss today's broadcast, the band will be releasing the whole show on Monday via iTunes. Then a week later, a two-disc album titled Parklife will be released, containing the Hyde Park show as well as a bonus disc of unreleased live tracks selected from the band’s recent warm up shows. To top it off, the band will release a 5-disc version of Parklife in November, with three CDs of shows, a DVD of the Hyde Park gig, and an exclusive CD of tracks titled Blur Live At The 100 Club, recorded at the London venue in August.
In the meantime, catch up with some classic Blur live performances compiled by Matthew Perpetua, and watch Blur's recent live performance at Maida Vale Studios in the video below: