Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have been doing the press for Gorillaz’s highly anticipated forthcoming record, Humanz. And in a twist, cartoon members 2d and Murdoc Niccals sat down for an interview with Radio 1 host’s MistaJam, with the conversation held live and on camera for the first time ever.
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In the interview, they talk more the album, the features on the album, and much, much more. Catch the livestream below.
The band returned after six years with the apocalyptic and politically-charged "Hallelujah Money" back in January, and they debuted four new songs—"Saturnz Barz," "Andromeda," "We've Got The Power" and "Ascension" last month. “Let Me Out” debuted earlier this month, all taken off Humanz, set to drop this Friday, April 28.
In preparation for the release of their new record, the band have announced plans for a TV show, released an app that lets you explore their house, and announced a tour alongside their already scheduled Demon Dayz festival.
This tour announcement comes after the band have announced their first show since 2010 with their first-ever Demon Dayz festival in Margate, England. They’ll be headlining the one-day festival on June 10 at Dreamland, an amusement park, but if you're unable to make it, it'll be broadcast live via Red Bull TV.
Gorillaz have confirmed that Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon, as well as other guests from their forthcoming album, will be making an appearance at their first-ever Demon Dayz Festival.
Give a listen to their interview with BBC Radio 1 here:
And check out their forthcoming tour dates below:
06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival
07/17 – Colombia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/28-30 – Icheon, KR @ Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival
07/28-30 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
09/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival
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