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Gorillaz Announce North American Tour, First in Seven Years

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Singer Damon Albarn of Gorillaz performs at Madison Square Garden on October 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Theoretically, an animated band should be able to mail themselves places, but instead Gorillaz have announced a full North American tour in support of their new album HumanzThe tour begins in Chicago and hits several festivals, including New York City’s Meadows Festival and Miami’s III Points Festival. (Shows at Quebec City Summer Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival were previously announced.)

According to a press release, the tour will be the expected mix of live and animated performance, as fronted by Damon Albarn. “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,” a statement reads.

See Gorillaz tour dates below, and an easier-to-read listing here. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 21, and will include a copy of the new record in digital or physical format. And in case you missed it: The band has shared four new songs from Humanzwhich will be out next Friday, April 28.


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