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Gorillaz announce North American tour, festival appearances galore

on April 17, 2017, 8:11am

Gorillaz will return on April 28th with Humanz, their first new album in seven years. In support, the Damon Albarn’s acclaimed animated band has just announced a North American tour, including headlining slots at several festivals. In addition to previously announced appearances at Quebec City Summer Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, the band will take the stage at New York’s Meadows Music Festival, Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful Festival, and Miami’s iii Points Festival. See the full docket below.

The tour kicks off July 8th at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago. It was previously reported that the band was planning a US version of its Demon Dayz Festival in the Windy City, though today’s press release offers no confirmation of this. However, it definitely seems like an appropriate enough venue for such a large-scale event.

(Read: Damon Albarn has 40-45 Gorillaz songs still to be released, plus there’s a TV series in the works)

What the aforementioned press release does do, however, is tease appearances from the many Humanz collaborators: “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.”

Check out the Gorillaz’s as-yet-announced tour schedule below, followed by their latest Humanz teaser, “Let Me Out” featuring Pusha T and Mavis Staples.

Gorillaz 2017 Tour Dates:
06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival 
07/17 – Colombia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/28-30 – Icheon, KR @ Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival
07/28-30 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
09/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum
10/06-08 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival
11/01 –  Esch Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/02 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
11/05 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
11/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
11/08 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
11/09 – Geneva, CH @ Arena
11/11 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/13 – Budapest, HU @ Aréna
11/14 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
11/17 – Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19 – Hamburg, DE  @ Sporthalle
11/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
11/22 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
11/24 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
11/25 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
11/27 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
11/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
12/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
12/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
12/04 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
12/05 – London, UK @ O2 Arena

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