Gorillaz Live

The band they said could not possibly play live are all set to star in the festive season's most exciting live streamed event. Sophia Savage reports.

The Gorillaz are bringing their eclectic mix of left field pop and quirky visuals to our computer screens this December in a one off live streamed gig direct from London. Song Machine Live will see the band play a selection of songs from their latest album, Song Machine Season One.

The event, which will consist of 4 performances across 3 different time zones, will see the band that they said could not possibly play live star in the live streamed gig of the year with fans given the chance of streaming the event themselves or purchasing a ticket for themselves and three friends.

The group, who are the brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, consist primarily of four animated members: Stuart “2-D” Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs.

Song Machine Season One represents something of a return to form for the band after 2018’s The Now Now, with Consequence of Sound’s Jordan Blum commenting that the album “encapsulates Gorillaz’s trademark tongue-in-cheek bizarreness, stylistic flexibility, and enticing incorporation of guest musicians. The Guardian’s Kitty Empire was also a fan, stating that the project represented a “A strangely cogent album for wildly unstable times.”

Gorillaz live events have become the stuff of legend in the last few years, with the ‘band’ continually finding invent new ways of presenting themselves and their music. From using holographic animated images of the band, to using massive video backdrops to compliment a live band, the group have consistently sought to create memorable and engaging live events to match their incredible music.

Song Machine Live will take place on the 13th of December 2020 at 7pm. More information about the event can be found here.

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What: gigs & tours
When: 13 Dec 2020
Where: online