Gorillaz have announced a North American tour, their first since the promotional run behind 2010’s Plastic Beach. The virtual band led by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will kick off their Humanz trek July 8th in Chicago and conclude with a slot at Miami’s III Points Festival, which takes place October 13th through 15th.
The 17-date multi-media tour will feature Albarn onstage along with real-life musicians and virtual Gorillaz Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and 2D. An eclectic group of guest artists will join the band, including 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.
General tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale April 21st via the group’s website.
Gorillaz’ upcoming fifth LP, Humanz – their first in six years – is out April 28th. The cartoon crew detailed the album last month and released four new songs: “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.), “Saturn Barnz” (with Popcaan), “Ascension” (featuring Vince Staples) and “We Got the Power” (with Beth).
Gorillaz 2017 North American Tour
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