Blur Play Intimate Maida Vale Show

Last night (July 31st) saw Blur drop by Maida Vale to play an very cosy show, with only a handful of competition winners being allowed entry, the show having only been announced two short weeks ago. The event was split-streamed by BBC 6Music and Radio 2.

With a good few highlights on the calendar for the band in the near future (another intimate competition gig at the 100 Club tomorrow, and a performance at the Olympic closing ceremony), Blur seemed to have 'put right' whatever problems hampered their appearance at the Brit Awards earlier this year - knocking out a fine set.

Drawing on the force of their back catalogue, the band also dropped in a few curveballs: performing 13-era track Caramel which has never been aired in a live setting, while 1993 B-side Young & Lonely was also placed into the set. The BBC have compiled a near-half-hour 'highlights' selection of footage from the gig:

Full split-set listing below:

BBC Radio 6 Setlist:

  • Jubilee
  • The Puritan
  • Caramel
  • Trimm Trabb
  • Young & Lovely
  • Under The Westway

BBC Radio 2 Setlist:

  • Tracy Jacks
  • Beetlebum
  • Out Of Time
  • Young & Lovely
  • End Of A Century
  • Mr. Briggs
  • Tender
  • This Is A Low
  • Under The Westway
  • Popscene
  • For Tomorrow
  • The Universal

The 18CD/3DVD Blur box-set 21 is now available, featuring two-disc Special Edition boxes of all seven studio albums, with the first five albums now also remastered. Each album comes with an entire disc of bonus material that includes a wealth of Blur extras.