March 29, 2017


Gorillaz Returning to North America After Seven Years Away

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Matt Kent/WireImage

We already know Gorillaz are making their comeback, but now we're specifically aware they're making their way to North American shores for the first time since 2010.

Today the Festival d'été de Québec—Quebec City Summer Festival, in English—announced that Gorillaz, The WhoNick Jonas, Death from Above 1979 and more are joining an already super-stacked lineup including MetallicaMuseKendrick LamarPinkBackstreet BoysMigos, Melissa Etheridge. Set at the Plains of Abraham, the fest goes down over the course of 11 days from July 6 - 16. Gorillaz play Saturday, July 15.

According to Songkick and, Gorillaz' last North American gig was on Nov. 3, 2010 with De La Soul and N.E.R.D. in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their last U.S. show was the day before, in Seattle. That'll put this summer's Quebec gig at just under the seven-years-gone mark.

Gorillaz dropped four new comeback songs/innovative visuals last week featuring D.R.A.M., Vince Staples, Popcaan and Jehnny Beth of Savages. On June 10 they'll host their inaugural Demon Dayz Festival in Margate, England. Humanz, their fourth album and their first in six years, arrives April 28 and features a true slew of famous names.

Watch Damon Albarn hype up the new Gorillaz music in a Bonnaroo interview from way back in 2014: