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GORILLAZ: New track Garage Palace featuring Little Simz

GORILLAZ

New track Garage Palace featuring Little Simz

Watch visualizer here

Humanz European Tour starts November 1st

Details of Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set revealed

Today Gorillaz share a surprise new track, Garage Palace featuring Little Simz. The song has already been raucously received at their live shows and now it comes accompanied by a brilliantly retro 8-bit video game visualizer. Collaborating with Little Simz’ illustrator McKay Felt and director Noah Harris, this video adds to their long run of innovative and ground-breaking work, with the game ingeniously following Simz through dark alleys and cloudy skies on a series of combats, missions and obstacles to reach the top of a tower block for her final battle, but not without the collective muscle of Gorillaz behind her. Level UP!

Even more excitingly, Little Simz will be supporting Gorillaz on the Humanz tour across European and U.K. dates this Autumn/Winter. European dates commence in November which will lead to their homecoming gigs in London’s O2 Arena on December 4th and 5th, with their usual line up of surprise special guests.

The Super Deluxe Vinyl Boxset consists of Gorillaz’ new album Humanz, presented across 14 individual pieces of 12-inch different coloured vinyl, packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. All tracks on Humanz are backed with a non-album bonus track, most of which are previously unreleased. The Boxset also Includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book of Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett and a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12-inch vinyl carrying case.

Track listing:

No. 1
A1. Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
A2. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
B1. Long Beach

No. 2
A1. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
B2. Colombians

No. 3
A1. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
B2. Duetz

No. 4
A1. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
B2. Midnite Float (feat. Azekel)

No. 5
A1. Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
A2. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
B1. Grilling With His Face

No. 6
A1. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
B1. Charger (Alternative Version feat. Pauline Black)

No. 7
A1. Interlude: Elevator Going Up
A2. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
B1. Andromeda (D.R.A.M. Special)

No. 8
A1. Busted and Blue
B1. Busted and Blue (Faia Younan Special)

No. 9
A1. Interlude: Talk Radio
A2. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
B1. Carnival (2D Special feat. Anthony Hamilton)

No. 10
A1. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
B1. Five Whales In A Dream

No. 11
A1. Interlude: Penthouse
A2. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
B1. Garage Palace (feat. Little Simz)

No. 12
A1. She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
B1. She’s My Collar (Kali Uchis Spanish Special)

No. 13
A1. Interlude: The Elephant
A2. Halleujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
B1.  Phoenix On The Hill (feat. Sidiki Diabaté)

No. 14
A1. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)
B1. Tranzformer

Gorillaz live shows – which all sold out in record time – have already been met with a rapturous response. The band headlined the inaugural Demon Dayz festival in Margate earlier this summer and most recently continued their Humanz world tour across dates in the US. They will return to UK shores later this year for headline shows in November and December, be sure not to miss out.

The full list of EU/UK dates on the Humanz Tour:

11/01/17 – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/02/17 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
11/04/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
11/05/17 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
11/06/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
11/08/17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
11/09/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva Arena
11/11/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/13/17 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena
11/14/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
11/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle Hamburg
11/21/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/22/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
11/24/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/25/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/27/17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre
11/29/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
12/01/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
12/02/17 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
12/04/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena
12/05/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena
12/13/17 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Velódromo Municipal

www.gorillaz.com

G FOOT L.A. POP UP STORE

G FOOT L.A. POP UP STORE

Tuesday & Wednesday October 3rd & 4th from 5-10pm ONLY

Freak City Secret Shop
2514 Daly Street

Featuring the exclusive collection of clothing and accessories from GORILLAZ designed by Jamie Hewlett

In celebration of Gorillaz’ sold out October 5th headline appearance at the Forum in Los Angeles, G Foot—the collection of clothing and accessories designed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett—will be setting up a limited run L.A. pop-up store October 3rd and 4th at Freak City–L.A.’s underground music and fashion playground.

The G Foot L.A. pop-up store experience will allow fans exclusive access to clothing and accessories unavailable elsewhere—including a limited edition Gorillaz “Hollywood” T-shirt created exclusively for the L.A. location and available only as long as quantities last during the store’s two-day run.

The multi-piece G Foot capsule collection showcases the iconic style created by Hewlett to take Gorillaz band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle into the real world. The collection can be seen here: http://eu.gfoot.store/ and a selection of high res images can be downloaded here: https://we.tl/33MChgMOS3

G Foot Creative Director Remi Kabaka said, “G Foot is a post-skate wear collection reminiscent of class acts like  Silas, Eley Kishimoto or LaurenceAirline.  Positive vibrant brands, with no shame in their game.”

Details of the G Foot Los Angeles pop up store are:

Tuesday & Wednesday October 3rd & 4th 2017
Freak City Secret Shop
2514 Daly Street
Los Angeles CA 90031
Opening hours: 5pm – 10pm (both days)

The G Foot collection is available at an affordable price range and includes brand new, limited edition items alongside pieces only previously available to fans at Gorillaz shows.

The sold out Gorillaz show at the Forum continues the Humanz tour that began its sold-out North American run July 8 in Chicago. The tour has played Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, St. Paul, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas and more to the largest and most enthusiastic U.S. crowds Gorillaz has seen to date—and critical response has been equally enthusiastic:

“An overwhelming pop spectacle, with Damon Albarn’s steady presence to keep the audience focused”—ROLLING STONE

“The guests came fast and furious… but despite the frontman’s oft-stated wishes to increasingly blur into the group’s background as they evolve – last night was still unquestionably Damon’s show, as both star and director, and it ended as a smashing success for fans of all ages.”–BILLBOARD

“The ultimate triumph was Albarn’s — a multiculti, multigenre musical journey that touched on hip-hop, funk, Chicago house and gospel.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Gorillaz may be a ‘virtual’ band comprised of cartoon characters drawn by Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett. But its flesh-and-blood incarnation, led by Damon Albarn, is a force to be reckoned with — which the group proved again… a soaring delight from start to finish… The cartoons may be great fun, but it’s the human side that makes Gorillaz really swing.”—DAILY TRIBUNE (MI)

“Mind blowing… expectations were blown out of the water”—TWIN CITIES MEDIA

“”[Gorillaz’s set] wasn’t played so much as detonated on the Downtown Stage on Sunday as the three-day Life is Beautiful music and arts festival came to an incendiary close… The band’s 20-song, 90-minute set was paced for maximum impact”–LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (10 best LIB 2017 performances: Gorillaz #1)

“Albarn and company put on an all-star show that practically felt like a festival in and of itself.”—YAHOO MUSIC

Humanz was released April 28th on Warner Bros. to widespread critical acclaim, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. album charts respectively, and topping the iTunes chart in 60 plus countries around the world. The 14-track album is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring new and previously unreleased ‘b-sides’ / alternate versions of album tracks, is available to pre-order via gorillaz.com/store now. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes 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.

GORILLAZ
HUMANZ North American Tour 2017

9/30/17 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/04/17 – San Francisco, CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/06/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
10/13/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival
10/15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

GORILLAZ: G FOOT – A new collection of clothing and accessories from GORILLAZ

G FOOT

A new collection of clothing and accessories from GORILLAZ

Designed by Jamie Hewlett

See collection here: http://eu.gfoot.store/

Download a selection of high res images here: https://we.tl/33MChgMOS3

G FOOT POP-UP STORE

SEPTEMBER 14th & 15th From 5-10pm ONLY

560 Grand Street Brooklyn NY

In celebration of Gorillaz’ September 16th headline set at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival at New York’s Citi Field, G Foot—the new collection of clothing and accessories designed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett—will be setting up a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pop-up store September 15th and 16th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The G Foot pop-up store experience will allow fans exclusive access to clothes and accessories not available anywhere else, taking Gorillaz offline and into the streets.

Among the exclusive items on sale at the G Foot pop-up will be a limited edition Gorillaz New York T-shirt created exclusively for the store and available only as long as quantities last during the store’s two-day run.

The multi-piece G Foot capsule collection showcases the iconic style created by Hewlett to take Gorillaz band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle into the real world, and encompasses classic pieces including X and Y.

G Foot Creative Director Remi Kabaka said, “G Foot is a post-skate wear collection reminiscent of class acts like  Silas, Eley Kishimoto or LaurenceAirline .  Positive vibrant brands, with no shame in their game.”

Details of the G Foot pop up store are:
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September 2017
560 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Opening hours: 5pm – 10pm (both days)

The G Foot collection is available at an affordable price range and includes brand new,  limited edition items alongside pieces only previously available to fans at Gorillaz shows.

The Gorillaz Meadows headline performance kicks off the next leg of the Humanz tour that began its sold-out North American run July 8 in Chicago. The tour has played Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and more to the largest and most enthusiastic U.S. crowds Gorillaz has seen to date—and critical response has been equally enthusiastic:

“An overwhelming pop spectacle, with Damon Albarn’s steady presence to keep the audience focused”—ROLLING STONE

“The ultimate triumph was Albarn’s — a multiculti, multigenre musical journey that touched on hip-hop, funk, Chicago house and gospel.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Above all the cartoon shenanigans, instrumental pomp, and star-studded guest list, Damon Albarn is a goddamn brilliant performer, goddamn!”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Gorillaz’ latest parade of guest stars and animated theatrics is as intoxicating as ever.”—PASTE

Humanz was released April 28th on Warner Bros. to widespread critical acclaim, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. album charts respectively, and topping the iTunes chart in 60 plus countries around the world. The 14-track album is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring new and previously unreleased ‘b-sides’ / alternate versions of album tracks, is available to pre-order via gorillaz.com/store now. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes 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.

GORILLAZ
HUMANZ Tour 2017

9/16/17 – New York, NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/18/17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
9/20/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
9/22/17 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9/24/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017
9/26/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/30/17 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/06/17 & 10/15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival
11/01/17 – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/02/17 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
11/04/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
11/05/17 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
11/06/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
11/08/17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
11/09/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva Arena
11/11/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/13/17 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena
11/14/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
11/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle Hamburg
11/21/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/22/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
11/24/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/25/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/27/17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre
11/29/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
12/01/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
12/02/17 – Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
12/04/17 – Greenwich, UK – The O2 Arena
12/05/17 – Greenwich, UK – The O2 Arena
12/13/17 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Velódromo Municipal
12/15-16/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – BUE 2017

GORILLAZ: NEW VIDEO ‘STROBELITE’ OUT NOW

GORILLAZ

New Video – STROBELITE

Watch here:

www.gorill.az/strobelitevid

Strobelite – the euphoric dance track from chart topping album Humanz – is the new video from Gorillaz.

Directed by Stoke native and Murdoc Niccals’ acolyte Raoul Skinbeck, the Strobelite video features Peven Everett along with band members 2D, Noodle, Murdoc and Russel Hobbs smashing it on a night out at an infamous London hotspot.

Skinbeck, a longtime acquaintance of Niccals, has a long and illustrious career in producing TV ads for a local double glazing company based in Stoke on Trent and Murdoc thought he’d be rather good at making pop videos.

remix of Strobelite by producer wunderkind Kaytranada is set to land on Friday 18th.

Also coming in time for Notting Hill Carnival is a dancehall remix of Saturnz Barz by Cadenza, featuring all new verses from Mad CobraAssassinKila P and Teddy Bruckshot in addition to original vocals by Popcaan and Damon Albarn.

Gorillaz live show has already been met with a rapturous response.  The band headlined the inaugural Demon Dayz festival in Margate earlier this summer and most recently opened their Humanz world tour across sold out dates in the US.

The full list of upcoming North American dates on the Humanz Tour is:

8/11/17 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
9/16/17 – New York, NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/18/17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
9/20/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
9/22/17 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
9/24/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017
9/26/17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/30/17 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/8/17 & 10/15/17 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15/17 – Miami FL – III Points Festival

Stream Strobelite here:  www.gorill.az/strobelite

Download high res PRESS IMAGES / STROBELITE VIDEO STILLS:www.gorillaz.com/rmpphoto

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

Peven Everett is a rare artist of many talents whose work alternately covers the territories of house, R&B, jazz and hip-hop. Everett, who was born in Harvey, IL, received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at the age of 17, before leaving to perform live at Carnegie Hall with the likes of Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, and Winton Marsalis. Since then, the multi-instrumentalist has played trumpet on a handful of jazz recordings (including Curtis Lundy’s Against All Odds) and has become a prominent figure in Chicago’s house, soul and R&B communities. He has released seven solo albums to date.

Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010) and The Fall (2011). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria,  picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act. New album Humanz was released to widespread critical acclaim last month, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. album charts respectively, and topping the iTunes chart in 60 plus countries around the world.

Humanz

The 14-track album Humanz is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring new and previously unreleased ‘b-sides’ / alternate versions of album tracks, is available to pre-order via gorillaz.com/storenow. Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilite Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny BrownBenjamin ClementineDe La SoulD.R.A.M., Peven EverettAnthony HamiltonGrace JonesZebra KatzKelelaMavis StaplesVince StaplesPopcaanPusha TJamie Principleand Kali Uchis among others.

GORILLAZ: LAUNCH MIXED REALITY APP

Gorillaz

Launch Mixed Reality App

Watch trailer here:  http://gorill.az/apptrailer

In the run up to the release of their highly anticipated new album Humanz, this week also sees Gorillaz launch a mixed reality app, allowing fans a glimpse inside the weird and wonderful universe of The World’s Most Successful Virtual Band for the very first time.

Pushing the boundaries of technology, the Gorillaz App will allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Gorillaz and join Murdoc, 2D, Russel and Noodle at home in the Gorillaz House.

To celebrate the release of the new album, fans will be invited – via the app – to the Humanz House Party, an exclusive worldwide listening event which will allow fans to hear the new album in full for the first time. The Humanz House Party will be the largest ever geo specific listeningexperience bringing people together across 500 locations, from Tokyo to Santiago.

Developed by Gorillaz and B-Reel with support from Deutsche Telekom, the fully immersive mixed-reality app is a unique blend of real world, AR, VR and 360 environments, using the technology in a narrative context for the very first time.

Gorillaz will headline the recently announced, sold-out Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate on June 10th. Full details of dates scheduled for later in the year, will be announced soon.

Download the app on both Apple and Android mobile devices here:
Android download: http://gorill.az/androidapp
Apple download: http://gorill.az/iPhoneapp

Download high-res Gorillaz and App stills here: www.gorillaz.com/rmpphoto

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs.Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010) and The Fall (2011). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria,  picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

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