With the impeding April 28 album release of Humanz, Gorillaz have announced a full North American tour. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will embark on a 4-month tour across the US and Canada, kicking off in Chicago on July 8.
The tour includes a handful of headlining slots at festivals, including Quebec City Summer Festival, Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, Meadows Music Festival in NYC, and Live is Beautiful in Las Vegas.
The press release states that the tour will be a mix of live and animated performances, conducted by Damon Albarn. Of course, we can expect some special guest appearances from 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.”