Gorillaz to tour the UK this winter in support of new album Humanz
- Craig Angus
- 2 May 2017
Damon Albarn's group perform five dates in November and December
Gorillaz have announced three UK shows for December in support of new album Humanz, with tickets on sale Fri 5 May.
The tour stops off at the Brighton Centre on Mon 27 Nov and rounds off at London's O2 Arena on Mon 4 Dec, calling in at Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham too.
Gorillaz has evolved beyond all recognition since the earworm that was 2001 single 'Clint Eastwood' was first unleashed on the world. After the animated gimmick had worn off the group continued to be a huge presence on the musical landscape, releasing increasingly politicized material. The sense of foreboding present in Demon Days and Plastic Beach is matched by Humanz – which was originally conceived as an album that imagined a world where Donald Trump became President of the USA. Imagine that!
Featuring an extensive and diverse cast of collaborators including Vince Staples, Grace Jones, Savages' Jehnny Beth and – remarkably – Albarn's old britpop nemesis, the omnipresent rent-a-quote Noel Gallagher, Humanz sees Gorillaz galvanised, dancing through the dark times.
Gorillaz 2017 UK tour dates:
Mon 27 Nov – Brighton Centre
Wed 29 Nov – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Fri 1 Dec – Manchester Arena
Sat 2 Dec – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Mon 4 Dec – O2 Arena, London
Tickets for Gorillaz on sale Fri 5 May at 9am.