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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

gorillaz tactics

Gorillaz are planning to play a string of live shows
in one city later this year, featuring the full
compliment of guest stars in the band, Damon Albarn
has revealed.

The animated hip-hop phenomenon played a number of
live concerts in 2003, off the back of their
self-titled debut album, performing behind a huge
screen stretched across the stage.

So far, there have been no gigs to promote the
acclaimed current LP "Demon Days". However, Blur
frontman and Gorillaz musical force Albarn and artist
Jamie Hewlett are planning a week of concerts.

Albarn, speaking to MTV, would only reveal that the
concerts will not take place in London. The shows are
also restricted by two members of the group seemingly
being marooned in America.

"We've settled for a week somewhere, but we probably
won't get Doom, as MF Doom can't leave the country,
and Del the Funky Homosapien won't leave the country,"
explained Damon.

"I'm not going to say where, or when, but definitely
later this year. Only one town, but not London, and
that's the time we're gonna have everyone together on
the one stage, for a week."

Hewlett explained the difficulties involved in such a
massive live experience. "Logistically, it's quite a
big one to arrange. But it's happening, it's
definitely happening. Like a monster truck show, but
with people."

Amongst the stars set to appear at the shows are actor
Dennis Hopper, Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder,
former Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth, De La
Soul, Roots Manuva and Pharcyde.

"Dare", the new Gorillaz single, is out at the end of
August.Gorillaz are planning to play a string of live
shows in one city later this year, featuring the full
compliment of guest stars in the band, Damon Albarn
has revealed.

The animated hip-hop phenomenon played a number of
live concerts in 2003, off the back of their
self-titled debut album, performing behind a huge
screen stretched across the stage.

So far, there have been no gigs to promote the
acclaimed current LP "Demon Days". However, Blur
frontman and Gorillaz musical force Albarn and artist
Jamie Hewlett are planning a week of concerts.

Albarn, speaking to MTV, would only reveal that the
concerts will not take place in London. The shows are
also restricted by two members of the group seemingly
being marooned in America.

"We've settled for a week somewhere, but we probably
won't get Doom, as MF Doom can't leave the country,
and Del the Funky Homosapien won't leave the country,"
explained Damon.

"I'm not going to say where, or when, but definitely
later this year. Only one town, but not London, and
that's the time we're gonna have everyone together on
the one stage, for a week."

Hewlett explained the difficulties involved in such a
massive live experience. "Logistically, it's quite a
big one to arrange. But it's happening, it's
definitely happening. Like a monster truck show, but
with people."

Amongst the stars set to appear at the shows are actor
Dennis Hopper, Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder,
former Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth, De La
Soul, Roots Manuva and Pharcyde.

"Dare", the new Gorillaz single, is out at the end of
August.



gorillaz are wicked.

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