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U2: Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

Broken Fingaz Crew Create Ominous Animated Video for U2’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

Broken Fingaz Crew, the fearless Israeli graffiti collective whose provocative, groundbreaking and often disturbing fluorescent sketches were among the first street art in their native Haifa, have directed U2’s new video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” Broken Fingaz Crew’s animated realization of the song can be viewed here.

Known only by the pseudonyms that preserve their anonymity with local authorities–Unga, Tant, Kip and Desco—the enigmatic Broken Fingaz Crew approached U2 with the concept of an animated visualization of the second single from the band’s new Songs of Experience. After a successful collaboration on U2’s video for “American Soul,” the band were inspired to give Broken Fingaz Crew full creative control based on their impassioned interpretation of “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” The result reaffirms Broken Fingaz Crew’s standing as artistic and social pioneers emerging from an underground of their own creation.

Broken Fingaz Crew described the mission statement of their  “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video as follows:

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation.

The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we’ve combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video.”

In other U2 news, the band have announced the UK/Europe leg of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018, with new dates to go on sale January 26th. For a full confirmed routing and further information, go to U2.com or see below:

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
August 31 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
September 8 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 9 – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
September 16 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena
September 20 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Arena
September 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
October 3 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
October 7 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
October 11 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 12 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – The O2

BECK: “FIX ME” VIDEO PREMIERE FROM NEW ALBUM COLORS AVAILABLE NOW

BECK 

“FIX ME” 

VIDEO PREMIERE FROM NEW ALBUM COLORS AVAILABLE NOW 

DIRECTED BY BROOK LINDER

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ASPCA® 

www.aspca.org/helpanimals

“Delicate dreaminess and longing…it’s the highlight of the whole record.”—PASTE

“A gorgeously melancholy mood piece”—AV CLUB

Following this morning’s sneak peek premiere on BuzzFeed, Beck and co-stars Mame, Riku, Gaku and Qoo—follow them on Instagram at @tamanegi.qoo.riku—have proudly unveiled the wonderfully whimsical, dare we say Instagrammable, video for “Fix Me,” from his new album Colors (Capitol Records).

Set in the otherworldly hills of Yamagata, Japan, the video for “Fix Me” is a tender look into the world of Mame and her canine guardians, featuring scenes that oscillate from highly stylized and costumed tableaus to carefree games of frisbee and feasting on birthday cake.

Director Brook Linder commented on the unique experience of making the video: “There’s something really special happening in the mountains of Yamagata, and we were lucky enough to enter Mame’s world for two afternoons in November. That home is heaven on Earth. One of the dogs, Qoo, and I had a special connection —I think he’s my great-grandfather reincarnated… or something. He looked into my soul.”

For the video’s release, Beck has partnered with the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to enable fans to make an easy charitable donation—simply visit www.aspca.org/helpanimals or watch the video here to help make a difference today.

“Fix Me” is the cool down closer of Beck’s 13th album Colors, hailed as “a euphoric blast of experimental pop… fresh and essential” by Rolling Stone, and more recently becoming a fixture of Best of 2017 lists including Rolling Stone, KCRW, Q, ABC, NME, Mojo and more. Colors has been holding strong in the charts since its top 3 debut in October 2017, currently buoyed by the #1 alternative single “Up All Night” and its epic video, the latter nominated in the Best Music Video category of the 60th annual Grammy Awards taking place Sunday, January 28.

 

Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present: The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Preservation Hall with Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Friends Present

The Inaugural Krewe du Kanaval

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Overview: The inaugural Krewe du Kanaval will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Krewe du Kanaval will be a new Mardi Gras Krewe, a mobile music event, a year-round community, and a celebration of Haiti and the diaspora of cultures that have enriched New Orleans’ identity and arts for hundreds of years.

This joint effort between Preservation Hall, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire and Haitian friends will be a welcome and necessary annual addition to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras traditions and will raise funds to benefit the Preservation Hall Foundation and KANPE – two not-for-profit organizations which serve important unmet social and cultural needs in New Orleans and Haiti.

Date: 2/6/18 (Week before Mardi Gras)

Timing: Noon – until late evening

Location: New Orleans

Projected Attendees: 3,000

Programming: Parade/procession through the French Quarter and Treme, a free afternoon festival in Armstrong Park and a ticketed Kanaval Ball at the iconic club One Eyed Jacks.

Confirmed Talent: Members of Arcade Fire including singers Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Nickodemus, Pierre Kwenders, DJ Cosmo Gonik, Paul Beaubrun and special guests from Haiti including RAM.

More Info:

www.kanaval.org

Arcade Fire contact:
Steve Martin – steve@nastylittleman.com
Olivia Muenz – olivia@nastylittleman.com

Preservation Hall Jazz Band contact:
Pam Nashel Leto – pam@girlie.com

GRAHAM COXON: NEW TRACK ‘FALLING’

GRAHAM COXON

NEW TRACK
‘FALLING’

PROCEEDS BEING DONATED TO C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

AVAILABLE AS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 
AND 7” VINYL

Video directed by Trinder Films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7lzm0v26Lc

Parlophone Records have announced the release of Falling from Graham Coxon, a new recording available on digital download and limited edition 7” vinyl – in support of The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Falling was written by talented unknown songwriter and dedicated father Luke Daniel, who after a long fight with chronic pain tragically ended his own life last year. To mark what would have been Luke’s 45th birthday, Graham has recorded a new version of the track featuring on a double A side, which includes Luke’s original recording. Part of the proceeds of Falling will go to The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

In releasing the tracks, Graham aims to reach out and give hope to everyone directly affected by this epidemic, their friends, family and loved ones as well as help raise awareness of CALM’s groundbreaking work in leading the fight to remove the barriers surrounding male vulnerability, which prevent men in crisis from seeking help.

Falling is available on digital download, streaming services and 7” vinyl.

http://parlopho.ne/FallingVinyl
http://parlopho.ne/Falling

For more information about the CALM: https://www.thecalmzone.net

About Graham Coxon:

Chiefly known as the guitarist in Blur, Graham also plays saxophone and drums on many Blur tracks. He composed 1997’s “You’re So Great” and sang vocals and composed much of the band’s 1999 hit single “Coffee & TV”.

Graham has released eight solo albums – The Sky is Too High (1998), The Golden D (2000), Crow Sit On Blood Tree (2001), The Kiss Of Morning (2002), Happiness In Magazines (2004) which reunited Graham with Blur producer Stephen Street, Love Travels At Illegal Speeds (2006) and The Spinning Top (2009). Graham’s eighth solo album, A+E was released in 2012 to widespread critical acclaim.

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

U2

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE #1 ON U.S. CHART

HIGHEST FIRST WEEK SALES FOR A ROCK BAND IN 2017

TRAILER REVEALED FOR “GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY”

DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND

“One of the best albums of 2017.”— ABC NEWS

“A thrilling listen.”— ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2 are earnest, defiant, and as epic as ever on Songs of Experience.”— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“In their strongest outing since All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the four-piece writes both sweeping anthems as well as some of the most effortless songs of their career.”— NO RIPCORD

“If experience has taught U2 anything, it is that a great new song can still feel like the first day of the rest of your life. Songs of Experience is that innocence renewed.”—ROLLING STONE

“Their best album in years.”— USA TODAY

U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience (Interscope), has now become the band’s eighth album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200, making U2 the sole group to score #1 albums across four decades: The 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.  Songs of Experience’s first week sales of nearly 200,000 equivalent albums since its December 1 release represent 2017’s biggest first week numbers for a rock band.

Songs of Experience’s release was celebrated with a December 2 appearance on Saturday Night Live, featuring the band playing “Get Out Of Your Own Way” and “American Soul.”

The trailer for the “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video can be seen HERE. The full video will premiere in the coming days.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will debut songs from the critically acclaimed new album alongside classics spanning the entire U2 catalogue on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS

U2

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE OUT TODAY ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS 

APPEARING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE DECEMBER 2

eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MAY 2, 2018

Dates Added Due To Popular Demand In Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC

“Reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A thrilling listen… not so much a return to their roots as a modern expedition across their vast reservoir of sounds and themes.”—THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“U2’s latest finds the band coming to terms with a world closer to the brink than at any time during their career. They meet the moment with precisely the right balance of grandeur and grace… manifests the music’s eternal magic, delivered by a band that refuses to let it fade.”—ROLLING STONE

“U2’s best album in years, with the band using their signature, sweeping rock anthems largely to assure listeners that, in a world of chaos, everything’s going to be okay… There’s a palpable joy that runs through Songs of Experience… it’s exciting to hear a band famous for their rafters-swinging rock serving it up in its most direct form.”—USA TODAY

“Their best since How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb… a remarkable accomplishment for a band in its fifth decade of existence… The musicianship is impeccable throughout…  The Edge turns in one of the greatest performances of his storied career… at a time when most of their one-time contemporaries have either given up or should, they’re still stretching, yearning…”—VARIETY

(December 1st, 2017) Already hailed as a triumph in early critical notices, Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, is released today by Interscope Records in the U.S. on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.

Songs of Experience’s release has been heralded by first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” as well as album tracks “American Soul” and “Get Out of Your Own Way,” and “The Blackout,” the latter recently released as a special Record Store Day limited edition 12” vinyl single on Third Man Records. Pre-orders of the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

U2 will celebrate Songs of Experience’s release with a December 2 performance on Saturday Night Live.

Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will take the new material on the road on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour beginning in North America in May 2018. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw “U2 reinvent the arena show” (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. With demand for tickets necessitating second dates in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and Powered By Salesforce.

U2
eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE
NORTH AMERICA 2018

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Itinerary subject to change.

For complete U2 Tour & Ticket information, VIP Travel Packages and more visit: U2.com.

GORILLAZ: “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.) – New Version of GRAMMY-Nominated Track Out Today

GORILLAZ

“Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.)

New Version of GRAMMY-Nominated Track Out Today

From HUMANZ Super Deluxe Box Set

In the wake of Gorillaz’ GRAMMY nominations earlier this week–Best Dance Recording for “Andromeda” (featuring D.R.A.M.) and Best Alternative Music Album for the international chart-topping Humanz (Warner Bros.)— Gorillaz is releasing a single of the version of “Andromeda” featured on the Humanz Super Deluxe Box Set.

The “Andromeda” single release and twin GRAMMY nods cap off a triumphant 2017 U.S. campaign for Gorillaz, arguably the most successful 12 months on these shores ever experienced by the world’s most successful virtual band—beginning in January, with the inauguration eve surprise release of “Hallelujuah Money” (featuring Benjamin Clementine). The launch of the mixed reality Gorillaz app then allowed fans to hear the album for the first time as part of the largest ever worldwide geo specific listening experience bringing people together across 500 locations from Tokyo to Santiago, while  ‘Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) – the six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film featuring four Humanz tracks made history as YouTube’s highest debuting 360 video.

Humanz arrived April 28, bowing at #1 on the U.S. album chart and #2 on the Billboard 200, topping the iTunes charts in more than 60 countries around the world, and generating critical raves including:

“A party record for the apocalypse”—BILLBOARD

“The sum of its parts is what makes Humanz so brilliant, as the cartoon Gorillaz deliver yet another classic to the real world”—BUST

“A wild party that we can’t wait to join”—ELLE

“Humanz finds the band with a new sense of purpose…a timely and real reflection of an internal conflict that so many of us can relate to right now: sometimes you need to be engaged, and shout, and fight. But sometimes, you just need to keep on dancing.”—THE FADER

“the most vibrant, consistently engaging Gorillaz album yet… a rallying cry for humanity that only a cartoon band could deliver.”—PASTE

“Damon Albarn’s virtual band is back with its most ambitious album to date… it sounds like a party at the end of the world”—PEOPLE

“Rings in the Apocalypse in Style… Damon Albarn’s cartoon pop band brings guests from across the pop spectrum to prove once again why they’re the most interesting rap-rock crossover act ever”—ROLLING STONE

“Gorillaz resumes its terrifically inventive career with Humanz…the diversity and sheer number of vocalists give the album its freshness and swagger. Engaging performances abound… whatever problems there may be in the world, on Humanz (Damon Albarn’s) counsel is to continue to dance with joy. Gorillaz’s new music makes it possible to do so.”—WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Humanz world tour began with the band’s own inaugural Demon Dayz festival June 10 in Margate UK and continued with Gorillaz’ first North American live shows in seven years – which sold out in record time and were met with rapturous response, as Gorillaz drew their biggest ever stateside crowds to the likes of Red Rocks, Golden Gate Park, Citi Field in New York,  the Forum in Los Angeles and more. The Humanztour soldiered on through Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and is currently making its way through the UK, with further dates in Latin America and Europe on the horizon.

PHOTO: Perez / @creativexperez

EVERYTHING NOW Presents: ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

EVERYTHING NOW Presents

ARCADE FIRE “Put Your Money on Me” & “Creature Comfort” 12” Singles Now Available For Pre-Order

Featuring A-Sides From The GRAMMY-Nominated Album EVERYTHING NOW & Exclusive Non-LP B-Sides

Pre-orders are open as of today for two new Arcade Fire 12” vinyl singles: “Put Your Money on Me” featuring the exclusive B-side “Put Your Money on Me (Windows 98 v.1.0),” and “Creature Comfort” also backed with an exclusive non-LP B-side “Comfort My Sleng Teng (Geoff Barrow Mix).”

Both singles will be released January 19, 2018 and feature A-Sides from the band’s global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia), which has been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Alternative Album category.

Arcade Fire recently wrapped up the North American leg of its Infinite Content Tour with a November 3-4 two-night stand at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto that had the Toronto Star describing the band as “attacking every note and every grand pronouncement as if its very collective life depended on it. Arcade Fire is as good as it’s ever been right now. Period.” NOW magazine added “They didn’t crowd the stage – they filled it… Their exuberance hasn’t worn off… as this show reaffirmed, they’re going to be an arena band for a long while yet.” Critical response similarly matched crowd elation at every date of the Infinite Content North American trek, with highlights including:

“This band seriously knows what they’re doing onstage… Arcade Fire gigs are transformative, again and again. You should see them wherever you have a chance to.”—Stereogum

“Irony, sincerity, whatever—it all sounds amazing… an immediate reminder of how they’re still one of the best bands in the world.”—The Independent

“A celebration of the best working rock band in the world.”—New York Daily News

“It’s a tricky thing, of course, to make 17,000 people feel like you see them in the same way you once reached out to touch 500, but in a show that spread 23 songs over two hours of passionate performance the group managed to do just that. Part of that came through the creative production… but the strongest ties between stage and stands remain the pure power of Arcade Fire’s songs, the music and lyrics pulling everyone into a shared communion of the human spirit that lives within these notes and words.” – OC Register

“Not just anthemic but transcendent… there’s no better way to experience that effect than on stage.”– Chicago Tribune

“A joyous affair… unflagging energy… makes their live presentation one of the most thrilling you’ll find.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Astonishing creativity and nonpareil production made the show an uninterrupted marvel… the concert proved that Arcade Fire remains an imposing contender for the title of the world’s best rock band.”—Kansas City Star

“Glorified the virtue of being present, awake, and alive… the band performed as if they were fighting for the very survival of indie rock… there was a unifying sense of optimism at the heart of theses songs and this performance.”—City Pages

“By the end of the night, the crowd had danced, cheered and, in some cases, cried itself to the point of exhaustion”—Las Vegas Weekly

The Infinite Content Tour currently runs through April 28, 2018 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. For further information, see the itinerary below or go to arcadefire.com.

ARCADE FIRE
Infinite Content Tour 2017-2018 

12/02/17 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Arena VFG
12/05/17 – Bogota, CO – Carpa America Corfeiras
12/08/17 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jeunesse Arena
12/09/17 – São Paulo, Brazil – Arena Anhembi
12/11/17 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena
12/13/17 – Lima, PR – Parque de la Exposcion
12/15/17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Festival BUE
3/01-04/17 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
4/06/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Manchester Arena
4/08/18 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
4/11/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/12/18 – London, UK – SSE Wembley Arena
4/13/18 – London, UK  – SSE Wembley Arena
4/15/18 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena
4/16/18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
4/18/18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
4/19/18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
4/21/18 – Barcelona, Spain  – Palau Sant Jordi
4/23/18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno
4/24/18 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
4/26/18 – Nantes, France – The Zenith
4/28/18 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
6/22-24/17 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
6/22-24/17 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival

 

Gorillaz x Reprezent A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM On-air, on the floor and live from the O2

Gorillaz x Reprezent

A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM

On-air, on the floor and live from the O2

Listen to a clip of Shaun Ryder x Reprezent HERE

To celebrate their live return to London, Gorillaz are collaborating with London’s best new music station, Brixton-based Reprezent 107.3FM, to create a weekend of unique radio shows – featuring members of the Gorillaz family from all corners of the musical spectrum – from 3:00pm on Saturday December 3rd to 11:00pm on Monday December 5th on 107.3FM / DAB / reprezent.org.uk

Gorillaz x Reprezent are inviting listeners around the world to join them for a series of shows exploring and celebrating the world of Gorillaz. Show content will include Damon Albarn and Humanz co-producerRemi Kabaka talking all things musical; Shaun Ryder reviewing this year’s Christmas tracks; ‘SundayRoast with Joe & Scully’ – a 4-part series of talk shows tackling themes that cut across four Gorillaz albums (*details below) – with contributors including ZSL, George Monbiot, Kieran Yates, Peter Robinson (Pop Justice), Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths University) and Ciaran Thapar; plus interviews with Vince Staples and Bootie Brown among others.

In the ‘Gorillaz Mix Series’, you can expect to find ClaptoneNic FanciulliLittle Dragon, Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs and martial arts expert and former guitar child-prodigy Noodle on the guest mix.

And Saturday night (December 2nd) it’s time to head to Pop Brixton for a Saturnz Barz party. Curated by Gorillaz, Cadenza and Reprezent, the party hits the South London community venue taking in sounds that stem from Gorillaz track ‘Saturnz Barz’, while putting Dancehall front and centre. Tune in and join CadenzaManara and Lil C pon the decks with Flowdan, Epic B, Prynce Mini and special guests passing through for what promises to be a dope night.

Saturnz Barz runs from 7pm – midnight at Pop Brixton – Free Entry all night! All broadcast live on Reprezent with a visual stream from Keep Hush

And on Monday December 4th, from 11amReprezent will be live and direct from the O2, as they count down towards the first of two sold-out Gorillaz shows. Gorillaz family members will be dropping in live on air through the day and expect to hear your favourite Reprezent presenters alongside collaborators – all playing the most upfront music that finds it genius in the spirit of collaboration. And throughout Gorillaz’ O2 performance, Reprezent will broadcast selections from the set list LIVE whilst reporting from the front and bringing the hype straight to your cars, homes and devices.

Gorillaz’ Humanz Tour dates are:

Nov 29 – Glasgow – Hydro
Dec 1 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec 2 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Dec 4 – London – O2 Arena
Dec 5 –  London – O2 Arena

Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name – Gorillaz (2001), Demon Dayz (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011). Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz – “… an inspired party album for a world gone mad.” (The Guardian) – was released on 28th April 2017 on Parlophone Records, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world. And Gorillaz have been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Humanz (Best Alternative Album) and Andromeda feat DRAM (Best Dance Track).

About Reprezent 107.3FM / DAB :

“The station sounds unbelievably bright and focused, the presenters’ musical knowledge and expertise belying their youth. It’s a joy to listen.” -Miranda Sawyer

“Broadcasting 24 hours a day, the station has come to symbolise a sort of fame academy for DJ talent – like a cooler version of The BRIT School” – Noisey 2017

Located in shipping containers in Pop Brixton, Reprezent 107.3FM & DAB, talent is what Reprezent is about; a radio station and youth media platform that supports new UK music and supports the next wave of young talent on the come up.

The station is ‘Youth-Led’ meaning that all the music across the station and its creative output is made by young people between 16 and 25, (with a few over that age!). The station has a rich alumni of presenters who started at Reprezent (or Rep) and have gone on to have great careers. Stormzy, Novelist, Lady Leshurr, Jamz Supernova all cut their teeth at Reprezent and had their own regular shows .

Reprezent presenters also present for Beats 1 and the station has worked on collaborative projects in the past with The xx, Lovebox, Nike, Converse and Bestival.

Over 400 young people a year are trained at Reprezent and given full support to start a career in the media industry.

*Sunday Roast with Joe & Scully (4-part series)

Celebrity Takedown – A sideways look at the Cult of Celebrity and Celebrities impact on Society – with Peter Robinson (Pop Justice) and Kieran Yates (The Guardian)

Slowboat to Hades – The cracks are starting to show and society is on the way to hell! Join gal-dem as they talk about the crumbling of society – with gal-dem

Escape to Plastic Beach – In the ocean lies an island of plastic. How are we going to clean up after ourselves? – with Dr Heather Koldewey – (ZSL) and George Monbiot

We Are Still Humanz – Where is society and are we becoming better versions of ‘us’? Or is our love affair with Technology going to be our undoing? Hello Alexa. Hello Siri – with Ciaran Thapar – Writer & Youth Worker and Dr. Kate Devlin – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRAMMY NOMINEES

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRAMMY NOMINEES
 
(In Alphabetical Order):
 

ARCADE FIRE
Best Alternative Music Album – Everything Now

BECK
Best Music Video – “Up All Night”

NICK CAVE &THE BAD SEEDS
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – Lovely Creatures
Best Music Film – One More Time With Feeling

FOO FIGHTERS
Best Rock Song – “Run”
Best Rock Performance – “Run”

GORILLAZ
Best Dance Recording – “Andromeda” (Featuring DRAM)
Best Alternative Music Album – Humanz

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Best Alternative Music Album – American Dream
Best Dance Recording – “Tonite”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Best Rock Album – Villains