Gorillaz took the stage last night for an intimate gig at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. However, the band's iconic, animated alter egos were absent.

Fuse points out the absence was not planned and was instead due to technical difficulties.

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About last night. @gorillaz #humanz @roughtradenyc @wfuv @wbr

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Never the less, Gorillaz offered lucky attendees a tour through their new album, Humanz, which arrives this Friday, April 28. With the expect of the album's first single, “Hallelujah Money,” Gorillaz performed Humanz in full.

The album is packed with guest appearances, some of which joined Gorillaz on stage in Brooklyn, including Peven Everett (featured on “Halfway To The Halfway House” and “Strobelite”), Jamie Principle (featured on “Sex Murder Party”), De La Soul's Posdnuous (featured on “Momentz”) and Kali Uchis (featured on “She’s My Collar” and “Ticker Tape”). According to Stereogum, other backing vocalists were situated on the stage right balcony.

Gorillaz just released a bonus track from Humanz, called “The Apprentice,” featuring Rag'n'Bone Man, RAY BLK and Zebra Katz.

Even though they were't present at this gig last night, Gorillaz's animated characters did their first live interview recently.


Gorillaz with Kali Uchis at Rough Trade.

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totally worth sleeping in the rain for #gorillaz

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@Gorillaz performing their entire new album Humanz with special guests in Brooklyn [��: @scottgum]

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@gorillaz made @roughtradenyc wild tonight ⚡️ �� // �� : @pipcowley

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Church Bell �� ft. The Gorillaz.. last night was so so so special @alexclap

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#gorillaz @iampeveneverett #roughtradenyc #nycnights @bakpakboy

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Take it in your heart #gorillaz #roughtradenyc

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i still don't believe last night actually happened honestly #gorillaz #humanz

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.thnkz. nyc _ #gorillaz #humanz [x big bro pev] s/o #dwdrums #zildjian #vicfirth [vid: @stereogum]

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Catch Gorillaz on their forthcoming North American tour.

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, MI @ 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