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

 2007
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

 2008
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

 2009
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

 2010
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

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

 2012
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

 2013
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

 2014
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 it ... London, UK

 2015
4 Jul 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:
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
 
25 Jun Africa Express presents Terry Riley's In C Mali, Holland Festival Proms * Amsterdam, Netherlands
28 Jun Africa Express presents Terry Riley's In C Mali, Les Nuits de Fourvière * Lyon, France

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

 2018
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 Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Mar Africa Express presents Terry Riley's In C Mali, Klarafestival Brussels, Belgium
23 Apr 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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