April 17, 2017


Gorillaz Announce North American Humanz Tour

J.C. Hewlett
J.C. Hewlett

A couple weeks ago, we learned Gorillaz had scheduled their first North American concert in seven years—at a festival in Québec. Now a full-on Gorillaz tour has been announced for the region, kicking off July 8 in Chicago and wrapping at Miami's iii Points Festival, going down from Oct. 13-15. (With a brief pause in the middle.)

Gorillaz announced the Humanz Tour—which will support the starry April 28 comeback album of the same name—with a simple "WE'RE OFF" on Twitter, accompanied by the list of dates. Mark your calendar for your local concert or festival now:

06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival
07/17 – Colombia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
09/22 – Kansas City, MI @ Sprint Center
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival

Later this week, Gorillaz will launch Spirit House, a free, "immersive, high fidelity experience” in "raw spaces." The event kicks off in Brooklyn from April 21-23, then heads to Amsterdam and Berlin shortly after. There will be exclusive tunes, art and "projection mapping technology."

Next, watch a 2014 Damon Albarn hype up the new Gorillaz music we're just now hearing: