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Gorillaz to Rock the Opera House

Having played a residency at New York’s Apollo Theater, Gorillaz will now journey to the east for a German opera company’s production of Monkey Journey to the West.

Head gorilla and former-Blur frontman Damon Albarn will write the music for the show in collaboration with the German opera company, Staatsoper, according to Yahoo Music. The show is based on a book by 16th century Chinese author Wu Cheng’en and will center on the metamorphosis of a monkey into a human. It will also feature animation by Gorillaz’ animator, Jamie Hewlett.

The show is set to premier in Berlin on July 31 2007. So, you know, book your flights now.

Gorillaz official site

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