By JOHN DALY
The Gorillaz — masterminded by Damon Albam and Jamie Hewlett — will put on a North American tour, including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
The past few weeks have seen Gorillaz score a successful debut of their 360-degree “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House),” launch a mixed reality app, release five tracks from the Humanz album, and announce international festival dates after their Demon Dayz festival at Dreamland Margate UK.
It’s the first time since the Plastic Beach tour that the Gorillaz hit the road here. The launches July 8 in Chicago and runs through the fall. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21 at Gorillaz.com.
Tickets purchased online for select dates listed below will receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of Humanz. Instructions will be sent via email shortly after ticket purchase. For tickets purchased after Humanz April 28 release date, instructions will be emailed 7-10 days after purchase.
The Humanz Tour traveling extravaganza will feature Albarn, Hewlett’s enigmatic characters and a touring ensemble of human musicians joining Gorillaz Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and 2D, as they bring to life the new tracks and classics spanning the Gorillaz catalogue.
Gorillaz will be joined onstage by a stellar lineup of featured artists—the new album offering such possibilities as Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis, among others.