Gorillaz Set Two Live Dates, Including First North American Show in Seven Years

by VVN Music

Gorillaz, the "virtual band" created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, have set two new dates in support of their new album, Humanz.

The album, which comes out on April 28, has already been played in full last Friday (March 24) at Printworks in London, England for a small intimate crowd but, with the new shows, they are opening things up to the general public.

First up is the Demon Dayz Music Festival on June 10 in Margate, England. While the lineup has not been announced, Albarn told the recent London audience that the majority of the guest stars on the album will be attending so look for Noel Gallagher, Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Jehnny Beth (Savages), Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Kelela, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Popcaan, Anthony Hamilton and others.

The entire show will be streamed live via Redbull.tv.

Then, on July 15, the band will be playing Le Festival d'ete de Quebec in Montreal. This will be the first show in North America for Gorillaz since November 3, 2010 at the Rogers Arena in Vancover, BC at the end of the N.A. leg of their Escape to Plastic Beach tour.

Among other veteran artists on the schedule for this year's festival are The Who, Metallica, The Zombies, Melissa Etheridge, the Backstreet Boys, Los Lonely Boys and Men Without Hats.

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