British band Blur used Twitter to debut two songs they wrote to perform at their August 12 concert, which will coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.
The free stream, which was live Monday from an undisclosed U.K. location, let fans watch the band play “Under The Westway” and “The Puritan.” Between the two new songs, Blur answered questions sent to them on their Twitter feed or using the hashtag #blur.
Both songs are now on sale in digital form, and on August 6 they will go old-school and become available as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single.
The August 12 concert is being billed as “Best of British” and takes place in London’s Hyde Park, where fans will also be able to watch the Olympics closing ceremony on giant screens. Blur is headlining a bill that also includes the Specials and New Order.
Blur’s Twitter feed – http://twitter.com/#!/blurofficial
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