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Africa Express Gigography

(All gigs below)


All TV/Radio show dates refer to the recording date of the show. For broadcast info, click on the name of the show.

Sep ? Bamako, Mali
13 Dec Brixton Jamm Notes: The show, billed as "a private party", was held at a secret location ... Memorabilia London, UK

23 Jun Glastonbury Festival Notes: Damon played the piano ... Pilton, UK
Nov A couple of shows at the different venues (including Espace Maître Taureau) Kinshasa, Congo

6 Mar Olympia Notes: The first massive seven-hour Africa Express show with more than 120 musicians ... Memorabilia Liverpool, UK
18 Oct Felabration, New Afrika Shrine Lagos, Nigeria
22 Oct BBC Electric Proms Notes: As usual, Damon Albarn jammed on stage with numerous performers including Rachid Taha, Tony Allen and Flea ... Memorabilia London, UK

27 Jun Africa Express Sound System at Glastonbury Festival * Pilton, UK
5 Aug Festival FNAC Indétendances Notes: A free concert in front of Paris' city hall Memorabilia Paris, France

Early Feb ? Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
27 May La Grande Scène (with Amazigh Kateb) Notes: Promotion for the upcoming Africa Express gig at La Cigale ... Paris, France
28 May Africa Unity Experience Notes: A free concert part of PUMA's Africa Unity Experience event series ... Paris, France
7 Jul Rough Trade East - Damon's DJ set cancelled London, UK
7 Aug A Festa dos Mundos Notes: A free concert part of Xacobeo 2010 celebrations Video Oleiros, Spain

14 Aug Africa Express Sound System at Standon Calling * Standon, UK

11 May Africa Express Sound System at Boiler Room * London, UK
12 May Africa Express Sound System at The Great Escape Festival * Brighton, UK

Train tour:
2 Sep Pop-up performance: Euston Railway Station * London, UK
2 Sep Pop-up: Milton Keynes Central Railway Station * Milton Keynes, UK
2 Sep Pop-up: Hanley Park * Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2 Sep Pop-up: Fountain Square * Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2 Sep Pop-up: North Staffs African Caribbean Association * Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2 Sep Pop-up: City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College Stoke-on-Trent, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Bradford Forster Square Railway Station * Bradford, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: City Park * Bradford, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Culture Fusion * Bradford, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Trades Club * Hebden Bridge, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Jumbo Records * Leeds, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Myplace Video Middlesbrough, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Gallery TS1 * Middlesbrough, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Central Library Middlesbrough, UK
3 Sep Pop-up: Ayresome Gates * Middlesbrough, UK
3 Sep Town Hall Notes: Around 80 musicians took part in the trip which consisted of six major gigs and numerous smaller pop-up performances around the UK ... Memorabilia Middlesbrough, UK
4 Sep Pop-up: Middlesbrough Railway Station Middlesbrough, UK
4 Sep Pop-up: Grand Central Hotel * Glasgow, UK
4 Sep Pop-up: Glasgow School of Art * Glasgow, UK
4 Sep Arches Notes: Rocket Juice & The Moon's "Poison" performed ... Glasgow, UK
5 Sep Pop-up: Easterhouse Railway Station * Glasgow, UK
5 Sep Pop-up: Carlisle Railway Station Carlisle, UK
5 Sep Ritz Manchester, UK
6 Sep Pop-up: Salford Central Railway Station * Salford, UK
6 Sep Pop-up: Spillers Records * Cardiff, UK
6 Sep Pop-up: Gwdihw * Cardiff, UK
6 Sep Solus Notes: "Apple Carts" performed Cardiff, UK
7 Sep Pop-up: Community Music Wales Video Cardiff, UK
7 Sep Pop-up: Millennium Centre * Cardiff, UK
7 Sep Pop-up: Crisis Centre Ministries * Bristol, UK
7 Sep Pop-up: Canteen * Bristol, UK
7 Sep Big Top Bristol, UK
8 Sep Granary Square Notes: Paul McCartney appeared as a surprise guest ... Memorabilia London, UK

19 Oct Fiesta des Suds Video Marseille, France
9 Dec Africa Express Album Launch: Maison Des Jeunes Notes: The official launch event of Africa Express' album Maison Des Jeunes ... Memorabilia London, UK

2 Nov Tate Modern and Africa Express present Terry Riley's In C Mali Notes: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley's "In C", Damon Albarn and 17 other musicians performed their version of the composition ... London, UK

4 Jul Roskilde Festival Notes: Graham Coxon was a surprise guitarist at the show ... Roskilde, Denmark


Africa Express presents The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Damon Albarn and Guests:
22 Jun Holland Festival Notes: 'The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians' included members of the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music ... Memorabilia Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 Jun Glastonbury Festival Notes: Kano, Bashy and Malikah rapped on "White Flag" ... Memorabilia Pilton, UK
25 Jun Royal Festival Hall Notes: Part of 14-18 NOW cultural programme and Refugee Week ... London, UK
27 Jun Istanbul Jazz Festival Notes: New guest artists included Julia Holter and Baaba Maal Istanbul, Turkey
29 Jun Roskilde Festival Notes: "Out Of Time" featured an extended four-minute outro ... Memorabilia Roskilde, Denmark
30 Jun Kölner Philharmonie - cancelled Cologne, Germany
28 Jun Africa Express presents Terry Riley's In C Mali, Les Nuits de Fourvière * Lyon, France

26 Feb The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Damon Albarn at Free outdoor film screening of The Salesman Notes: The UK premiere of the Oscar-nominated Iranian film The Salesman ... Memorabilia London, UK
24 Jun The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians + Maverick Sabre, Eslam Jawaad & more at The Politics Festival Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and played piano ... London, UK

2 Feb Tennis Club JHB Notes: A showcase of the South African music scene including artists Otim Alpha, Dominowe, Nabihah Iqbal, Spoek Mathambo and more ... Memorabilia NEW! Johannesburg, South Africa

* Damon Albarn did not appear at the event (2012's Train Tour details are mostly unknown).

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