COLCHESTER favourites Blur could be going on a hiatus after the frontman admitted “it’s too much for me”.

The four-piece Britpop band was formed after three of its members – Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, and Dave Rowntree - met as youngsters growing up in the city.

Joined by bandmate Alex James, the band reunited this year, releasing their latest album The Ballad of Darren and playing venues big and small, from Colchester Arts Centre to Wembley Stadium and further afield.

According to Far Out Magazine, in an interview with the French publication Les Inrockuptibles, Damon said: “It is time to wrap up this campaign. It’s too much for me.

“It was the right thing to do and an immense honour to play these songs again, spend time with these guys, make an album, blah-blah-blah."

“I’m not saying I won’t do it again, it was a beautiful success, but I’m not dwelling on the past,” he told the magazine, hinting that Blur fans may not have an opportunity to see the band again anytime soon.

The band performed to 400 lucky fans at Colchester Arts Centre in May for a homecoming gig which sold out within minutes of going on sale.