Three fully live mixed-reality shows on 12th & 13 December
14-Piece Live Band Plus A Stellar Line Up of Song Machine Collaborators
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For full ticket and viewing information, see WWW.GORILLAZLIVENOW.COM
The biggest virtual band on the planet will make a live return this weekend with three separate fully live shows performed from the basement of Kong Studios on the 12th and 13th December.
Gorillaz Song Machine Live From Kong is a full scale production blending exciting real time performance with Jamie Hewlett’s unique animation. The Gorillaz 14-piece band, led by Damon Albarn with 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, will also be joined by some very special guests.
Song Machine Live From Kong features songs from Gorillaz’ acclaimed new album Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez, plus other Gorillaz favourites. You can watch from anywhere in the world and there is a show time to suit you. Taking us into the basement of Kong Studios, this is an immersive, one-of-a-kind, Gorillaz HQ lock-in.
The Gorillaz live band features Damon Albarn, Seye Adelekan (bass), Jesse Hackett (keys), Remi Kabaka (percussion), Femi Koleoso (drums), Mike Smith (Musical Director/ keys), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion), Jeff Wootton (guitar), with Matt Allen, Rebecca Freckleton, Petra Luke, Michelle Ndegwa, Ade Omotayo and Angel Williams-Silvera on backing vocals.
Song Machine Live From Kong is a Gorillaz Production, produced by Eleven Mgmt in collaboration with Block 9 and Pulse Films.
Where To Get Tickets:
Visit www.gorillazlivenow.com and pick the showtime that suits you best. Pick a package; a single show costs £15, watch all three with a round-the-world ticket for £30 or buy four tickets and share the joy with three friends in a virtual party room. Keep the confirmation email, as this has a link to the event, just click it when the time comes.
How To Watch:
Open your confirmation email, click the event link, sign in, sit back and enjoy. If prone to forgetting usernames and passwords, do this half an hour before in case you need to reset!
You can also go direct to www.live-now.com, sign in, click on Gorillaz Presents Song Machine Live on the homepage and wait for the event to begin.
Watch With Friends:
If you bought the digital party pack, share the event links from the confirmation email with your friends before the event to give them time to create a free account on LIVENow.
If you know people with tickets you can watch Song Machine Live From Kong with up to three of them too. In the event page, click ‘Start Room’ under the Watch Together icon. Follow the instructions to create a virtual hangout, click each ‘Invite Friend’ icon to get a unique link to your room and email over to the friends you want to watch with. Enable your cameras so you can see their expressions of joy as you watch Song Machine Live From Kong!
If Something Goes Wrong:
Even the best laid plans can come unstuck. Just drop the LIVENow team an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Up To Date:
Fans can stay up-to-date on all things Song Machine Live From Kong by following LIVENow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation using #SONGMACHINELIVE
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.
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