Gorillaz bring Humanz tour to The O2
It is no underestimation to say that the return of Gorillaz has been feverishly anticipated and at the end of this year they return home to play The O2 on 4 and 5 December 2017.
Last week saw the launch of “Humanz”, their first new studio album in 7 years, to widespread critical acclaim. Not only that, but tickets to their US live dates sold out in the blink of an eye this month, as did their headline show at the inaugural Demon Dayz festival in Margate this summer (less than 10 minutes, to be exact).
Now, following on from a secret London show in March – described by Time Out London as ‘’Flat-out one of the greatest gigs we've seen in a whole heap of years.’’ – the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act will hit the road across Europe this autumn, and if recent history is anything to go by, these will go just as quickly.
The Humanz Tour will see the Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band – Damon Albarn, Gabriel Wallace, Mike Smith, Jesse Hackett, Jeff Wootton, Karl Vanden Bossche, Seye Adelekan – as well as selected performers from the stellar roll call of Gorillaz’ family of featured artists.
Humanz, the acclaimed new album from Gorillaz, was released on 28 April 2017 on Parlophone Records. This last month alone has seen a breathtaking amount of activity from the band - releasing 5 new tracks; scoring the most successful debut in YouTube VR history with the Jamie Hewlett-directed 360° six-minute animated film ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)’; launching a mixed reality app; and enjoying another groundbreaking first when 2D and Murdoc joined Mistajam for their first ever real time interview, streamed live from London to fans around the world.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 5 May and are available at www.theo2.co.uk or by calling 0844 856 0202.
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