If you haven't got tickets for the Olympic closing ceremony concert in Hyde Park, or the tiny show they're doing at the 100 Club, today may be the final chance you'll have to see Blur live, when they broadcast a gig from a studio in Maida Vale, London. You can watch it for free, and without having to queue in the rain for tickets – simply join us at from 8pm tonight, where we will be streaming the entire gig live.
In April, Damon Albarn indicated that the two new songs they recently released, Under the Westway and The Puritan, will be their last. There is also an air of finality surrounding their enormous box set, 21, which collects together everything they've released and more.
If Blur are splitting up, it will be on a high. The gigs they played after reforming in 2009 – including a triumphant Glastonbury appearance – only enhanced their reputation. Their central place in pop history was underlined in the Olympics opening ceremony, which featured Song 2 soundtracking a montage of kisses, and ignored their rivals of old, Oasis. What more incitement do you need to tune in here at 8pm tonight – and to post your thoughts here afterwards, too?