July 10, 2017
The past few weeks have seen Gorillaz score the most successful debut in YouTube VR [virtual reality] history with the 360 degree "Saturnz Barz (Spirit House),” launch a mixed reality app, and release five wildly acclaimed tracks from the eagerly anticipated Humanz album (out April 28 on Warner Bros.). Additionally, they confirmed a handful of international festival dates in the wake of their June 10 Demon Dayz festival at Dreamland Margate UK selling out instantly.
… And now it can be confirmed that masterminds Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will bring Gorillaz back to North America for the first time since the Plastic Beach tour that SPIN hailed as 2010’s “Live Show of the Year.” Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale Friday, April 21 at Ticketmaster.ca.
Tickets purchased online for select dates listed below will receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of Humanz. Instructions will be sent via email shortly after ticket purchase. For tickets purchased after Humanz April 28 release date, instructions will be emailed 7-10 days after purchase.
The Humanz Tour traveling extravaganza will feature Albarn, Hewlett’s enigmatic characters and a touring ensemble of flesh and blood musicians joining Gorillaz Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and 2D, as they bring to life the new tracks and classics spanning the massive Gorillaz catalogue. As always, Gorillaz will be joined onstage by a stellar lineup of featured artists—the new album offering such possibilities as Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis, among others.
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