Now that Gorillaz collaboration-heavy album 'Humanz' is finally out, the world's most successful virtual band fronted by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have announced an extensive European and UK tour to support the album's release.
The European and UK tour, which kicks off in November in Luxembourg, is expected to sell out in record time after the band's US tour sold out in minutes, as did their headline show at the inaugural Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate this summer (less than 10 minutes, to be exact).
The world’s most successful virtual act will hit the road across Europe this autumn, culminating in a return home to play Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London in November and December (dates below).
The Humanz Tour will see Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band – Damon Albarn, Gabriel Wallace, Mike Smith, Jesse Hackett, Jeff Wootton, Karl Vanden Bossche, Seye Adelekan – as well as selected performers from the stellar roll call of Gorillaz’s family of featured artists.
This last month alone has seen a breath-taking amount of activity from the band — releasing 5 new tracks; scoring the most successful debut in YouTube VR history with the Jamie Hewlett-directed 360° six-minute animated film ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)’; launching a mixed reality app; and enjoying another ground-breaking first when 2D and Murdoc joined Mistajam for their first ever real-time interview, streamed live from London to fans around the world.
Also, if you buy a copy of the album from the band's website before 5pm BST today, you'll get special access to tickets for the band's UK shows before they go on sale on Friday 5th May.
The full list of UK and European tour dates can be found here.
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