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Gorillaz - Song Machine Tour 2020-2021

Posted: 27 May 2020, 18:44
by lumaka
The first date has been announced today – 2-6 June, Primavera Sound.


Update: All confirmed live shows:

June 2021:
3rd: We Love Green, Paris, France
5th: Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain | SOLD OUT
10th: Festival de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
12th: NOS Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
16th: Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany
18th: Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
23rd: Garorock Experience, Marmande, France

July 2021:
1st: Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
3rd: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
9th: Park Live, Moscow, Russia
11th: UPark Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
23rd: Splendour in the Grass, near Byron Bay, Australia

August 2021:
7th: Smukfest, Skanderborg, Denmark
11th: O2 Arena, London, UK


TV, Radio & Internet Performances:
May 19th, 2020: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC
October 23rd, 2020: Animal Talking with Gary Whitta, YouTube
December 12th & 13th, 2020: Song Machine Live, London, UK


- Veikko

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 28 May 2020, 08:28
by stephen
Decent lineup, you'd think the festivals will be spoilt for choice next year

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 28 May 2020, 20:21
by Sledge Hammer
Gorillaz enough already (like years ago!) its like The Jam to The Style Council!

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 28 May 2020, 21:37
by vitekm
Sledge Hammer wrote:
28 May 2020, 20:21
Gorillaz enough already (like years ago!) its like The Jam to The Style Council!
"Gorillaz is the continuation of Blur by other means." - Carl von Clausewitz ;)

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 31 May 2020, 11:13
by AstronomyD81
it surprises me. I thought Gorillaz had been done for a while. It made more sense to present his new project about Iceland. But well, I suppose they will play the latest Gorillaz songs. I had already enough of Gorillaz ...

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 09 Jun 2020, 08:29
by John_d
It feels to me like there's been a big change of approach and rather than the huge gaps between phases, Damon and Jamie are now trying to make Gorillaz a kind of permanent presence. I wonder if the theory is that once they let it drop for a few years, at their age and with the prospect of a crossover hit single being very very unlikely, the whole thing will just slide into obscurity. They will probably headline Primavera and that's an incredible feat I think.

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 09 Jun 2020, 17:57
by Rubi
AstronomyD81 wrote:
31 May 2020, 11:13
it surprises me. I thought Gorillaz had been done for a while. It made more sense to present his new project about Iceland. But well, I suppose they will play the latest Gorillaz songs. I had already enough of Gorillaz ...
Gorillaz cannot be done because as a project it has no boundaries. That's why it's so appealing to Damon. He can do whatever the fuck he wants with it. Heck, he might even do a collaboration with Graham, Alex and Dave and still call it Gorillaz.

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 13 Jun 2020, 17:29
by AstronomyD81
Rubi wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 17:57
AstronomyD81 wrote:
31 May 2020, 11:13
it surprises me. I thought Gorillaz had been done for a while. It made more sense to present his new project about Iceland. But well, I suppose they will play the latest Gorillaz songs. I had already enough of Gorillaz ...
Gorillaz cannot be done because as a project it has no boundaries. That's why it's so appealing to Damon. He can do whatever the fuck he wants with it. Heck, he might even do a collaboration with Graham, Alex and Dave and still call it Gorillaz.
Blur is more experimental than Gorillaz ,in my opinion, and when I'm talking about Blur being more experimental i'm not talking only about the songs of their albums but also their bsides and rarities. Yes, Gorillaz was on the first album, very exprimental but not that much after, not in my book. The only thing that Damon does in Gorillaz and not with Blur is hip hop, and including hip hop artists in your albums is not being experimental, not for me.

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 15 Jun 2020, 08:38
by JackS
Rubi wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 17:57
AstronomyD81 wrote:
31 May 2020, 11:13
it surprises me. I thought Gorillaz had been done for a while. It made more sense to present his new project about Iceland. But well, I suppose they will play the latest Gorillaz songs. I had already enough of Gorillaz ...
Gorillaz cannot be done because as a project it has no boundaries. That's why it's so appealing to Damon. He can do whatever the fuck he wants with it. Heck, he might even do a collaboration with Graham, Alex and Dave and still call it Gorillaz.
Very true - but right now live performances are a limitation

If he wants to tour, which it seems he does... let's say he leaves another 6-8 year gap.... approaching 60? Doing songs like Saturnz Barz?

I think it will continue without boundaries once the technology is there for the holograms they've been wanting to do for years. But right now if he wants to be there on stage performing, they need to make the most of right now

(It wouldn't surprise me at all if the tailing off of Gorillaz as a live act in 4-5 years coincides with a resurgence in Blur activity and live performances)

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 15 Jun 2020, 10:26
by vitekm
He can easily be doing Gorillaz songs when he is 70. Mick Jagger was mocked in very early seventies (like, 50 years ago...) for "still doing Satisfaction" and so on. Besides, is Girls and Boys any more appropriate for 70 years old to perform? And furthermore, there were many "old" artist with Gorillaz on stage already. And furthmerore - how old are "original" Gorillaz fans from 2000/2001. Are they still "kids"? Aparently not. So, for them and for todays kids, Gorillaz will be huge nostalgia act in 20 years time. They will bring along their kids, grandkids... Don´t worry about Gorillaz future :-) As for Blur, as much as we love them, they are still "only" Graham, Alex and Dave. On the other hand, with Gorillaz, Damon can collaborate with many more people on the tour. With new people. With much younger people. Maybe thats what important to him, what keeps him going?

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 16 Jun 2020, 03:43
by stephen
he wants to tour, which it seems he does... let's say he leaves another 6-8 year gap.... approaching 60? Doing songs like Saturnz Barz?
That's absolutely crazy to think :lol:

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 16 Jun 2020, 19:41
by windymiller
Scary to think they've been around for 20 years now. I think the majority of the audience, at least down the front, last time I saw them a couple of years ago in Birmingham weren't even old enough to remember them when they started. I felt so old, 50 next year.
But then the exact opposite for TGTBATQ last year.
Blur gigs feel somewhere in the middle.

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 17 Jun 2020, 08:03
by stephen
windymiller wrote:
16 Jun 2020, 19:41
Scary to think they've been around for 20 years now. I think the majority of the audience, at least down the front, last time I saw them a couple of years ago in Birmingham weren't even old enough to remember them when they started. I felt so old, 50 next year.
But then the exact opposite for TGTBATQ last year.
Blur gigs feel somewhere in the middle.
Absolutely, credit to Gorillaz for keeping such a young fanbase. It's nice to see them still relevant.

TGTBATQ does have a more aging/mature group that's for sure :lol: :lol:

You still get the crazy blur fan girls at the front of gigs but it's a good mix of generations (parent's bringing their kids and everyone being generally happy)

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 02 Jul 2020, 14:41
by blurfansince97
To be honest, I've never gotten into Gorillaz. The more I listen to Gorillaz, the more I realize that what I like about Blur is Graham's work. Just my opinion of course.

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

Posted: 02 Jul 2020, 19:23
by Rubi
If it wasn't for Gorillaz I most probably would have never gotten into Blur.