By Cameron Lee
April 17, 2017
It’s been a busy few weeks for the Gorillaz, with the debut of their VR 360 degree “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)” video, a mixed reality app, and five tracks from the much anticipated Humanz album (out April 28 on Warner Bros.). The duo, consisting of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett also announced international festival dates in the wake of their June 10 Demon Dayz festival at Dreamland Margate UK which sold-out instantly. Today, the Gorillaz announced their first North American tour in seven years.
Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will bring Gorillaz back to North America for the first time since the Escape to Plastic Beach tour in 2010. Tickets for the newly announced dates, which will begin July 8 in Chicago and run through the fall, will be available Friday, April 21 at Gorillaz.com. Unfortunately, there are no dates announced for the Carolinas.
The Humanz Tour will feature Albarn and Hewlett’s enigmatic characters with 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 epic Gorillaz catalogue. The Gorillaz will be joined onstage by a stellar lineup of featured artists on the new album with possible appearances by 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, and more.
Check out the Gorillaz 2017 Humanz Tour dates:
July 8 – Chicago IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island +
July 10 – Toronto ON – Air Canada Centre +
July 12 – Boston MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
July 13 – Philadelphia PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing +
July 15 – Quebec City QC – Quebec City Summer Festival
July 17 – Washington DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 11-13 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 15-17 – New York NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival*
Sept. 18 – Detroit MI – Fox Theatre +
Sept. 20 – Minneapolis MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium +
Sept. 22 – Kansas City MO – Sprint Center +
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas NV – Life Is Beautiful
Sept. 26 – Denver CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre +
Sept. 30 – Seattle WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center +
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles CA – The Forum +
Oct. 11 – Atlanta GA – Infinite Energy Center +
Oct. 13-15 – Miami FL – III Points Festival*
+ Ticket/Album Bundle Offered
The new Gorillaz album Humanz out April 28.