The biggest virtual band in the world Gorillaz have announced a string of live shows, with a global live stream performance in December and run of live dates next year.
Gorillaz have always sought creativity without boundaries. The multimedia collective essentially offer Damon Albarn’s musicality in full flight, the rolling cast of collaborators illustrating his tastes and passions, while refusing to be hemmed in by the neat identity of Blur, say.
The ongoing ‘Song Machine’ project continues to take this one step further. Breaking down the album cycle, Gorillaz opted for a series of singles, each one placing the role of collaboration within the creative process at its core.
The ‘SONG MACHINE TOUR’ brings fans into their first virtual show since 2018. To be broadcast as a livestream on the 12th and 13th December 2020 in conjunction with LIVENow, read more here.
The broadcast lands ahead of a jaunt to Köln, Berlin next year, followed by a stop off in Luxembourg before returning to the U.K triumphant for a glorious homecoming show at The O2, London on the 11th of August 2021.
Priority Tickets for O2 Customers will be available here from 4th November at 9:00am on pre-sale ahead of general release.
Tickets go on general sale from 9:00am on 6th of November and will be available from The O2 website here.
Having returned to our screens with the solid one-two of comeback record ‘Humanz’ and then 2018’s ‘The Now Now’, the chemistry that drives Gorillaz remains in overdrive as they continue on imperious form.
Jamie Hewlett has scarcely been so imaginative, as the group’s forthcoming almanac will no doubt attest to, while the songwriting has veered from synth-pop elegia to UK rap via aspects of trap.
‘Strange Timez’ is a glorious document of pop-without-barriers. St. Vincent steals the show on the woozy ‘Chalk Tablet Towers’, while ‘Momentary Bliss’ – with its double billing of Slaves and slowthai – is an immediate Gorillaz classic.
A record that walks the streets of West Africa and West London with equal confidence, ‘Strange Timez’ offers respite from the dark clouds that swarm above 2020, a gateway into another realm.
Seasons come and seasons go but Gorillaz remain – we’re lucky to have them.
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Priority Tickets for O2 customers will be available here from 4th November at 9:00am on pre-sale ahead of the general sale drop.
Tickets go on general sale at 9:00am on 6th of November and will be available via The O2 website here.
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