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Damon Albarn Gigography

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Legend

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

 1995
Feb Elastica on Top of the Pops Notes: Damon Albarn played keyboards on Elastica's "Waking Up" ... Video London, UK
13 Mar Ray Davies on The White Room Notes: Damon Albarn joined Ray Davies' band to sing on "Waterloo Sunset" and "Parklife" ... London, UK
1 May Pretenders at Jacob Street Studios Notes: Damon Albarn played piano on "I Go To Sleep" ... London, UK

 1996
17 Jun Emiliana Torrini at Ingólfstorg Notes: A special concert to celebrate the Independence Day of Iceland ... Reykjavik, Iceland
7 Jul A Hip Mass: The SuperJam Notes: A ten-hour poetry marathon organised by Michael Horovitz ... London, UK

 2000
19 Dec The London Community Gospel Choir at
Barbican Notes: Damon Albarn was billed as a "very special guest" ...
London, UK

 2002
26 Mar Mali Music showcase at Barbican Notes: Mali Music album showcase by Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn and Malian musicians ... Memorabilia London, UK
28 May Mali Music showcase at Tower Records Notes: A free in-store appearance ... London, UK
May Mali Music on Later... with Jools Holland London, UK

 2003
4 Sep David Bowie on Trafic.musique Notes: Damon Albarn joined David Bowie's band to sing on "Fashion" Video Paris, France
17 Sep Honest Jon's Monthly Jam, Cherry Jam London, UK
22 Dec Democrazy showcase at Neighbourhood Notes: Damon Albarn performed the whole Democrazy album with his companions ... London, UK

 2004
8-11 Jan Festival au Désert Essakane, Mali
26 Mar Mark And Lard Notes: Damon presented a special farewell song for the duo who left BBC Radio 1 Manchester, UK
31 May Island-Irland Notes: Damon performed an unknown song (most probably a traditional Irish tune) at this concert ... Reykjavik, Iceland
7 Oct Protest And Survive Notes: A fundraising event for CND ... Memorabilia London, UK
16 Dec Keeping It Peel Notes: A John Peel tribute night on BBC Radio 1 ... London, UK

 2005
19 Feb Crisis In Asia Notes: Damon was a special guest at this fundraising night ... Bristol, UK
9 May Fun Raisin Notes: A Dax Pierson benefit concert ... London, UK
29 May Kaiser Chiefs at Mod Club Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and did backing vocals for "I Predict A Riot" Toronto, Canada
21 Jun Flight 5065 Notes: This unique event was organized by Cafédirect and held aboard the London Eye ... Memorabilia London, UK

 2006
7 Jan Hætta! Notes: A benefit concert for the Icelandic nature that is being destroyed for an aluminium smelter ... Video Reykjavik, Iceland
4 Jul The Chess Club Presents: Check Mate, The Fly London, UK
16 Nov Aduna Fundraiser Notes: The event was held in aid of charity Aduna, which supports musical education in Africa ... Memorabilia London, UK
1 Dec Dance4Life Notes: A charity night for AIDS prevention ... Memorabilia London, UK

 2007
8 Mar No New Nukes Notes: "5 Minutes To Midnight" was composed by Damon Albarn and Brian Eno and performed by the Sense of Sound choir ... Memorabilia London, UK
10 May Syd Barrett - Madcap's Last Laugh Notes: A Syd Barrett tribute concert ... Video London, UK
28 Oct Plague Songs Notes: The event was inspired by the compilation album "Plague Songs" ... Memorabilia London, UK
Nov Kano on Later... with Jools Holland London, UK

 2008
5 Jul An Honest Jon's Chop Up! Notes: A showcase of Honest Jon's artists including Tony Allen, Candi Staton, Toumani Diabaté, Ko Kan Ko Sata, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more ... Memorabilia London, UK
10 Jul The Honest Jon's Revue Notes: A showcase of Honest Jon's artists Memorabilia Lyon, France
12 Jul The Honest Jon's Revue, Avery Fisher Hall New York City, USA
10 Aug Toumani Diabaté at Expo Zaragoza Notes: Damon Albarn played melodica and piano during Toumani Diabaté's set. The pair also performed "Sunset Coming On". Zaragoza, Spain
23 Oct Africa Now! Notes: A similar show to the previous night's Africa Express concert at the BBC Electric Proms ... Memorabilia London, UK
12 Nov The G.O.O.D. Music After Party Notes: 'Pass the mic' session with Damon Albarn, De La Soul, Mos Def, Nas, Kanye West and more ... Memorabilia London, UK
13-15 Nov Drifting and Tilting - The Songs of Scott Walker Notes: A tribute concert series for Scott Walker's last two albums ... London, UK

 2009
1 Feb Sinfonia ViVA Notes: Two short melodic pieces by Damon Albarn were performed by the orchestra ViVA ... Leicester, UK
2-19 Jul It Felt Like a Kiss Notes: A walk-through production created by Adam Curtis and Felix Barrett with Punchdrunk ... Manchester, UK
17 Sep Massive Attack at Brixton Academy Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and sang on "Saturday Come Slow" and "Splitting The Atom" Video London, UK

 2010
11 Feb Massive Attack at Hammersmith Apollo Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and sang on "Splitting The Atom" and "Saturday Come Slow" ... London, UK
28 Sep An Evening For Lobi Notes: A tribute concert for Lobi Traoré who had passed away in June ... Memorabilia London, UK
15 Oct Massive Attack at Riviera Theatre Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and sang on "Splitting The Atom" ... Chicago, USA

 2011
6 Jun Owiny Sigoma Band at Cafe OTO Notes: Damon Albarn played Farfisa organ for the band Video London, UK
29 Sep DRC Music Album Launch Notes: Artists who performed included Rodaidh McDonald, Richard Russell, Kwes and James Yuill ... Memorabilia London, UK
28 Oct - 1 Nov Another Honest Jon's Chop Up! (see Rocket Juice & The Moon section) Ireland, UK and France
6 Dec DRC Music, Rough Trade East - cancelled London, UK

 2012
14 Jun P O E M! 2012 Notes: 'The Poetry Olympics Enlightenment Marathon' curated by Michael Horovitz ... Video London, UK
26 Aug The Black Kat Boppers at Notting Hill Carnival Notes: Damon Albarn joined the band for at least one song ... Video London, UK

 2013
4 Mar Electric Wave Bureau at Hackney Picturehouse Notes: The UK premiere of Broken film featuring a soundtrack by Electric Wave Bureau (a music group Damon's in) ... Memorabilia London, UK
Sep/Oct Leytonstone City Mission Choir on
Dermot O'Leary Notes: Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon hosted Dermot O'Leary's three-hour show with the playlist of their favourite music ... Memorabilia
London, UK
11 Oct Bassekou Kouyaté at Institut Français
Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise  guest and played melodica on an unknown song ... Video
Bamako, Mali
4 Nov La Ronda Notes: A low-profile DJ set after Blur's gig at Primavera 0 festival ... Memorabilia Montevideo, Uruguay
3 Dec Fox Studios Notes: A private showcase gig for the film music industry ... Los Angeles, USA

 2014
1 Jan Ghostigital at Living Art Museum Notes: Damon Albarn was a surprise guest; he sat on the chair and "played" the electric guitar for the whole performance ... Reykjavik, Iceland
19 Jan Sundance Film Festival Notes: Invite-only events ... Park City, UT, USA
15 Feb Dermot O'Leary London, UK
28 Feb BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Notes: Damon performed for the first time with his Everyday Robots live band, The Heavy Seas ... Memorabilia Manchester, UK
12 Mar SXSW: Jimmy Kimmel Live! Notes: A special episode from the SXSW festival ... Video Austin, USA
12 Mar SXSW: NPR Music showcase Notes: The session started one hour later (at about 01:30 CDT) due to fatal accident near another venue ... Memorabilia Austin, USA
13 Mar SXSW: Guitar Center Sessions Notes: A free show part of SXSW, open to the public with RSVP ... Memorabilia Austin, USA
14 Mar SXSW: Public Radio Rocks Notes: Broadcast live on KXT, KUTX, WFUV, XPN and The Current ... Memorabilia Austin, USA
14 Mar SXSW: Fader Fort Notes: A free invite-only show (open to the public with RSVP) ... Video Austin, USA
24 Mar La Musicale Live Notes: "Lonely Press Play", "Everyday Robots", "Hollow Ponds" and "Mr Tembo" were broadcast also on Canal+'s Album de la Semaine on 26th April 2014 Paris, France
25 Mar Alcaline, le Mag Paris, France
Mar (?) Jo Whiley Notes: Apparently, only "For Tomorrow" broadcast on the radio, full session watchable via BBC Red Button ... London, UK
1 Apr Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? Notes: A tribute concert for William Onyeabor ... London, UK
4 Apr Xposure with John Kennedy Notes: XFM Presents session ... London, UK
16 Apr SiriusXM U Sessions Notes: For the April's New York performances, Damon's band were joined by the Harlem Gospel Choir and the Scorchio Quartet New York City, USA
16 Apr FUV Live Notes: Videos of the session were uploaded to WFUV's YouTube Memorabilia New York City, USA
17 Apr (?) World Cafe New York City, USA
17 Apr Tribeca Film Festival Notes: Celebrations of "Tribeca Interactive & Interlude: A Music Film Challenge" which produced  an interactive promo video for Damon's "Heavy Seas Of Love" Memorabilia New York City, USA
23 Apr Leytonstone Library Notes: An intimate low-profile gig for family and selected fans ... Memorabilia London, UK
25 Apr The One Show London, UK
29 Apr Later... with Jools Holland Maidstone, UK
30 Apr Rivoli Ballroom Notes: Sold-out gig ... London, UK
1 May Great Hall, Queen Mary University London, UK
3 May SOS 4.8 Notes: Broadcast live on Radio 3 ... Murcia, Spain
5 May Alhambra Notes: Damon dedicated "Kids With Guns" to Jamie Hewlett ... Paris, France
6 May Le Grand Journal Paris, France
25 May Che tempo che fa Milan, Italy
30 May Trinity Centre Notes: Robert Del Naja and Alex James in the audience ... Bristol, UK
31 May Wedgewood Rooms Notes: "The Selfish Giant" performed ... Portsmouth, UK
5 Jun The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Notes: Performed with the Scorchio Quartet New York City, USA
6 Jun Governors Ball Notes: "Feel Good Inc" featured the surprise guest De La Soul ... New York City, USA
8 Jun Irving Plaza Notes: The gig was part of Governors Ball's after show series ... New York City, USA
9 Jun Royale Notes: "Song 2" was played for the first time by Damon Albarn without Blur ... Boston, USA
11 Jun Rams Head Live - cancelled Baltimore, USA
12 Jun Lincoln Theatre Notes: "Broken" performed live for the first time by Damon Albarn and The Heavy Seas ... Raleigh, USA
13 Jun Fox Theatre Notes: Del the Funky Homosapien performed on "Clint Eastwood" ... Atlanta, USA
14 Jun Hay Bale Sessions Notes: Part of the Bonnaroo festival ... Memorabilia Manchester, TN, USA
14 Jun Bonnaroo Notes: De La Soul guested on "Feel Good Inc", Del the Funky Homosapien on "Clint Eastwood" and Hypnotic Bass Ensemble on "Broken" ... Memorabilia Manchester, TN, USA
27 Jun Down The Rabbit Hole Notes: Damon dedicated the entire night to Bobby Womack ... Beuningen, Netherlands
29 Jun Malta Festival Poznań Notes: "Don't Get Lost In Heaven" added to the setlist ... Poznań, Poland
30 Jun Astra Kulturhaus Notes: Sold-out gig Memorabilia Berlin, Germany
1 Jul Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany
3 Jul Rock Werchter Notes: Video streamed live on the festival website ... Werchter, Belgium
4 Jul Roskilde Festival Notes: Kano featured on "Clint Eastwood" and De La Soul on "Feel Good Inc" ... Roskilde, Denmark
4 Jul Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? Notes: Damon sang and played keyboards Roskilde, Denmark
5 Jul Les Nuits de Fourvière Notes: Hrafnkell Flóki "Kaktus" Einarsson (the son of Einar Örn) played trumpet on "Hollow Ponds" for the first time ... Lyon, France
6 Jul Festival Beauregard Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
9 Jul Days Off Notes: "Strange News From Another Star" added to the setlist ... Paris, France
11 Jul Cruïlla Barcelona Notes: "Mr Tembo" was sung with a fan ... Barcelona, Spain
12 Jul EXIT Festival Notes: Streamed live on the festival's YouTube channel Novi Sad, Serbia
14 Jul Festival del Vittoriale Notes: "Strange News From Another Star" changed to "End Of A Century" ... Memorabilia Gardone Riviera, Italy
15 Jul Luglio suona bene Notes: Damon invited the crowd to jam on the stage during "Clint Eastwood" - more than a hundred of fans did so! ... Rome, Italy
17 Jul Montreux Jazz Festival Notes: Broadcast on several Swiss channels including RTS Deux, RTS Paradiso and SRF zwei HD ... Montreux, Switzerland
19 Jul Latitude Festival Notes: Surprise guest Graham Coxon joined on guitar for "Tender" ... Memorabilia Southwold, UK
24 Jul Miraikan Notes: A special performance with Seye for selected people and two android robots ... Memorabilia Tokyo, Japan
26 Jul Fuji Rock Festival Notes: The setlist regular "Out Of Time" was not played ... Niigata, Japan
6 Oct Teatro Gran Rex Notes: An extra date at the venue ... Buenos Aires, Argentina
7 Oct Teatro Gran Rex Notes: The setlist regular "Out Of Time" was not played ... Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 Oct Teatro Caupolicán Notes: The first ever live performance of Gorillaz' "Spitting Out The Demons" ... Memorabilia Santiago, Chile
12 Oct Corona Capital Notes: The fan-given piñatas were on the stage ... Mexico City, Mexico
29 Oct Mercury Prize Awards Show Notes: Broadcast on Channel 4 on 31st October 2014 London, UK
12 Nov Festival les inRocKs Philips Notes: "Sunset Coming On" added to the setlist ... Paris, France
15 Nov Royal Albert Hall Notes: Graham Coxon performed on three Blur songs ... Memorabilia London, UK
16 Nov Royal Albert Hall Notes: The guest artist lineup was the same as the day before ... Memorabilia London, UK
26 Nov LFPME Gala Dinner (with Brian Eno) Notes: Damon and Brian performed Christmas carols with a three-piece Syrian ensemble Memorabilia London, UK
12 Dec Palais Theatre Notes: On the Australian tour, Melbourne rapper Remi appeared on "Clint Eastwood" and the Southern Gospel Choir on "Mr Tembo" and "Heavy Seas Of Love" ... Melbourne, Australia
15 Dec Sydney Opera House - rescheduled to 16 Dec Notes: The gig was rescheduled to the next day (16 Nov) because of the Sydney hostage situationThe gig was rescheduled to the next day (16 Nov) because of the Sydney hostage situation Sydney, Australia
16 Dec Sydney Opera House Notes: Rescheduled from the previous day (15 Nov) due to the Sydney hostage situationRescheduled from the previous day (15 Nov) due to the Sydney hostage situation ... Sydney, Australia
16 Dec Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

 2015
2 Jul MIF launch party Notes: An intimate acoustic session at the launch party of Manchester International Festival 2015An intimate acoustic session at the launch party of Manchester International Festival 2015 ... Manchester, UK
13 Dec Simonon Calling - The Bash (with Noel Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde & Paul Simonon) Notes: A private party to celebrate Paul's 60th birthday ... Memorabilia London, UK

 2016
29 Jan Festival Acoustik Bamako Notes: A sold-out festival day ... Memorabilia Bamako, Mali
6 Feb Rokia Traoré at Roundhouse Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a special guest and performed on three unknown tracks Memorabilia London, UK
7 Oct Kano at Brixton Academy Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a special guest and provided piano and backing vocals on "Deep Blues" Memorabilia London, UK

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