Gorillaz to Head Out on North American Tour With De La Soul, D.R.A.M. and More
Gorillaz have not only announced a new album, their Demon Dayz Festival, and the development of an animated television show, they're further expanding their schedule by heading out on a North American tour this this summer.
The tour is star-studded, featuring Grace Jones, De La Soul, Danny Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Kali Uchis, D.R.A.M., Mavis Staples, Kelela and more of the players on their upcoming Humanz album.
“Humanz is not a political statement about Trump – it’s about a world in which he could get elected,” Gorillaz animator, Jamie Hewlett said in a recent interview with Q Magazine. “Where are we as a race? Why haven’t we grown out of this? Putting the Z on the end is not a hip-hop statement, it’s more like an android Z. Are we human beings or just humanz? What the f— is wrong with us?”
The 17-city trek will begin in Chicago in July and hit Toronto, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Denver among other cities before wrapping in October in Florida. See below for a full list of dates. Gorillaz new album, Humanz, drops on iTunes on 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