Blur Planning To Play 2012 Brit Awards

    We already know the Brit Awards have revived the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award for their 2012 ceremony, with the first new recipients named as Blur. The Britpop figureheads will pick up the award at the O2 Arena on Feb. 21, but it appears the band will also have some other duties to attend to on the night.

    Bassist Alex James, perhaps better known for his fondness for cheese in recent years, has claimed in an interview that the band will perform at the ceremony. “We’re going to play, which is brilliant, it’s like putting the Blues Brothers back together,” he said, while talking to the U.K. indie-rock focused radio station XFM.

    Naturally, this is going to lead to speculation that more live shows will be in the works for Blur in 2012, although James couldn’t officially confirm such plans. “Well, let’s hope – heritage year next year,” he said. “[Would] be good wouldn’t it?” North American fans will certainly be hoping the group makes a few stops on these shores if touring does become a going concern for Blur. [via NME] [pic: Wiki]