Blur drummer to cut tour short for Law career?

As you will most probably be aware Blur are apparently planning to continue touring after their previously announced shows in June and July, it appears as though drummer Dave Rowntree won't be involved. He told The Independent in a recent interview that he is hoping to concentrate on his law career following the reunion shows.

Rowntree is currently doing part-time work experience with a London law firm whilst training as a barrister and hopes to find a full-time job as soon as his commitments with Blur have passed.

He tols the newspaper: "I only went along for a day but then they said I could go in once a week as work experience. Now I go in three times a week. Hopefully I can go and work there when I'm finished with the Blur tour".

Chris Barnes

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