Today Gorillaz share a surprise new track, Garage Palace featuring Little Simz. The song has already been raucously received at their live shows and now it comes accompanied by a brilliantly retro 8-bit video game visualizer. Collaborating with Little Simz’ illustrator McKay Felt and director Noah Harris, this video adds to their long run of innovative and ground-breaking work, with the game ingeniously following Simz through dark alleys and cloudy skies on a series of combats, missions and obstacles to reach the top of a tower block for her final battle, but not without the collective muscle of Gorillaz behind her. Level UP!
Even more excitingly, Little Simz will be supporting Gorillaz on the Humanz tour across European and U.K. dates this Autumn/Winter. European dates commence in November which will lead to their homecoming gigs in London’s O2 Arena on December 4th and 5th, with their usual line up of surprise special guests.
The Super Deluxe Vinyl Boxset consists of Gorillaz’ new album Humanz, presented across 14 individual pieces of 12-inch different coloured vinyl, packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. All tracks on Humanz are backed with a non-album bonus track, most of which are previously unreleased. The Boxset also Includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book of Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett and a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12-inch vinyl carrying case.
A1. Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
A2. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
B1. Long Beach
A1. Interlude: Elevator Going Up
A2. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
B1. Andromeda (D.R.A.M. Special)
A1. Busted and Blue
B1. Busted and Blue (Faia Younan Special)
A1. Interlude: Talk Radio
A2. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
B1. Carnival (2D Special feat. Anthony Hamilton)
A1. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
B1. Five Whales In A Dream
A1. Interlude: Penthouse
A2. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
B1. Garage Palace (feat. Little Simz)
A1. She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
B1. She’s My Collar (Kali Uchis Spanish Special)
A1. Interlude: The Elephant
A2. Halleujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
B1. Phoenix On The Hill (feat. Sidiki Diabaté)
A1. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)
Gorillaz live shows – which all sold out in record time – have already been met with a rapturous response. The band headlined the inaugural Demon Dayz festival in Margate earlier this summer and most recently continued their Humanz world tour across dates in the US. They will return to UK shores later this year for headline shows in November and December, be sure not to miss out.
The full list of EU/UK dates on the Humanz Tour:
11/01/17 – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal 11/02/17 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle 11/04/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena 11/05/17 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum 11/06/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet 11/08/17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall 11/09/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva Arena 11/11/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith 11/13/17 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena 11/14/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena 11/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle 11/18/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle 11/19/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle Hamburg 11/21/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome 11/22/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National / Vorst Nationaal 11/24/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris 11/25/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris 11/27/17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre 11/29/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro 12/01/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena 12/02/17 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham 12/04/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena 12/05/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena 12/13/17 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Velódromo Municipal
Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name – Gorillaz (2001), DemonDayz (2005), PlasticBeach (2010), The Fall (2011) – the band made their much-anticipated live debut at Coachella Festival in 2010, an outing described by Q Magazine as “a spectacular (5 star) show”, and festival appearances at Glastonbury, Roskilde, Benicassim and Byblos in Beirut. Also that year, Gorillaz travelled the world with the Escape To Plastic Beach Tour and become the first major Western band to perform in Syria when they played the ancient Citadel in Damascus. Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz – “… an inspired party album for a world gone mad.” (The Guardian) – was released on April 28th 2017 on Warner Bros., reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world.
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