The gig, designed to showcase their first new material since Think Tank, was only announced yesterday and sold out in minutes to members of Blur's fanclub.
However yesterday a band spokesman told Fake DIY "The band ultimately felt they couldn’t do justice to a full show right now, and want to concentrate on writing and recording instead."
Meanwhile the fanclub have said this:
Thursday night's gig is definitely off. Any info that suggests the contrary is wrong. You can get a full refund by calling the same tel number. At present, there are no plans for a re-scheduled gig, but we'll keep you posted. I advise you to please get a refund. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by today's events and for the disappointment.
And wouldn't you know it, the ticket lines are refusing to refund the tickets now.
This new material better be bloody good.