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Africa Express Gigography

(All gigs below)

Legend

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

 2006
Sep ? Bamako, Mali
Dec 13 Brixton Jamm Notes: The show, billed as "a private party", was held at a secret location ... Memorabilia London, UK

 2007
Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival Notes: Damon played the piano ... Pilton, UK
Nov A couple of shows at the different venues (including Espace Maître Taureau) Kinshasa, Congo

 2008
Mar 6 Olympia Notes: The first massive seven-hour Africa Express show with more than 120 musicians ... Memorabilia Liverpool, UK
Oct 18 Felabration, New Afrika Shrine Lagos, Nigeria
Oct 22 BBC Electric Proms Notes: As usual, Damon Albarn jammed on stage with numerous performers including Rachid Taha, Tony Allen and Flea ... Memorabilia London, UK

 2009
Jun 27 Africa Express Sound System at Glastonbury Festival * Pilton, UK
Aug 5 Festival FNAC Indétendances Notes: A free concert in front of Paris' city hall Memorabilia Paris, France

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

 2011
Aug 14 Africa Express Sound System at Standon Calling * Standon, UK

 2012
May 11 Africa Express Sound System at Boiler Room * London, UK
May 12 Africa Express Sound System at The Great Escape Festival * Brighton, UK

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

 2013
Oct 19 Fiesta des Suds Video Marseille, France
Dec 9 Africa Express Album Launch: Maison Des Jeunes Notes: The official launch event of Africa Express' album Maison Des Jeunes ... Memorabilia London, UK

 2014
Nov 2 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 it ... London, UK

 2015
Jul 4 Roskilde Festival Notes: Graham Coxon was a surprise guitarist at the show ... Roskilde, Denmark

 2016

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

 2017
Feb 26 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
May 21 Africa Express presents Terry Riley's In C Mali, Fondation Louis Vuitton * Paris, France
Jun 24 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

 2018
Feb 2 Tennis Club JHB Notes: A showcase of the South African music scene including artists Otim Alpha, Dominowe, Nabihah Iqbal, Spoek Mathambo and more ... Memorabilia Johannesburg, South Africa
Mar 29 Africa Express presents Terry Riley's In C Mali, Klarafestival Brussels, Belgium
Apr 23 The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with special guests Damon Albarn & Mounir Troudi at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Notes: The concert celebrated St George's Day ... Memorabilia Liverpool, UK



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

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