|The past few weeks have seen Gorillaz score the most successful debut in YouTube VR history with the 360 degree “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House),” launch a mixed reality app, release five wildly acclaimed tracks from the eagerly anticipated Humanz album (out April 28 on Warner Bros.), confirm a handful of international festival dates in the wake of their June 10 Demon Dayz festival at Dreamland Margate UK selling out instantly…
… And now it can be confirmed that masterminds Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will bring Gorillaz back to North America for the first time since the Plastic Beach tour that SPIN hailed as 2010’s “Live Show of the Year.” Tickets for the newly announced dates, which begin July 8 in Chicago and run through the fall, will be available for general on-sale this 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 flesh and blood musicians joining Gorillaz Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and 2D, as they bring to life the new tracks and classics spanning the massive Gorillaz catalogue. As always, 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.
HUMANZ Tour 2017
July 8 – Chicago IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island +
July 10 – Toronto ON – Air Canada Centre +
July 12 – Boston MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
July 13 – Philadelphia PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing +
July 15 – Quebec City QC – Quebec City Summer Festival
July 17 – Washington DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 11-13 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 15-17 – New York NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival*
Sept. 18 – Detroit MI – Fox Theatre +
Sept. 20 – Minneapolis MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium +
Sept. 22 – Kansas City MO – Sprint Center +
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas NV – Life Is Beautiful
Sept. 26 – Denver CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre +
Sept. 30 – Seattle WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center +
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles CA – The Forum +
Oct. 11 – Atlanta GA – Infinite Energy Center +
Oct. 13-15 – Miami FL – III Points Festival*
+ Ticket/Album Bundle Offered