SONG MACHINE LIVE
COMING 12th & 13th December 2020
PERFORMED LIVE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
SONG MACHINE: Season One – Strange Timez
GLOBAL LIVE BROADCAST PERFORMANCE EVENT
IN THREE TIME ZONES VIA LIVENOW
Saturday 12th December
Asia, Australia & New Zealand: 20:00 JST
North & South America 16:00 PST
Sunday 13th December
UK, Europe & Africa 19:00 BST
GET A SNEAK PEEK HERE
“I’m really looking forward to playing new music in a new way in a new reality.”– Damon Albarn
Coming on 12th and 13th December, SONG MACHINE LIVE sees Gorillaz first live performance since 2018 broadcast live around the world with three shows across three time zones through the magic of LIVENow.
The biggest virtual band on the planet will bring you their magnificent Jamie Hewlett visuals and thrilling live performance blended together in the unique Gorillaz way. With guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel and frontman 2D joined by Damon Albarn and the full Gorillaz live band plus a choice selection of featured artists. Nothing is going to stop Gorillaz from performing SONG MACHINE LIVE for you in 2020. For full ticket and viewing information, see WWW.GORILLAZLIVENOW.COM
Song Machine is the ongoing and ever-evolving process which sees Gorillaz release new Episodes throughout 2020, recorded and captured live in Kong Studios and beyond, and made available as and when they are ready.
LIVENow will broadcast SONG MACHINE LIVE with Gorillaz giving three live performances in three different time zones across 12th & 13th of December. Get a ticket for one or all three performances around the world to catch the first ever live performance of songs from Song Machine, Season One – Strange Timez and added favorites. Wherever you are in the world, SONG MACHINE LIVE has got you covered.
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Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez is out on 23rd October 2020 with physical releases on standard CD, vinyl and cassette; plus the 17-track Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets. Not forgetting the bulging full-color, one-of-a-kind 210 page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz.
Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.
Virtual band 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), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
Follow Song Machinehere to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.
Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here.
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here.
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here.
Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian – here.
Watch Episode 5 – Pac-Man ft Schoolboy Q – here.
Watch Episode 6 – Strange Timez ft Robert Smith – here
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