Gorillaz drops trailer for mixed-reality live shows with 14-piece band: Watch

The Gorillaz have dropped the trailer for their Song Machine Live From Kong virtual shows taking place this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of December.

The 14-piece virtual band led by Damon Albarn will play songs from Gorillaz’ new album and audiovisual project,’Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez’ – blending real time performance from the basement of Kong Studios with exclusive animation by Jamie Hewlett.

Marking the band’s first live performance since 2018, the unique mixed-reality gigs can be watched from anywhere in the world and across multiple time zones. Albarn will be joined with Noodle, Murdoc Niccals, Russel and 2D, as well as some “very special guests”. 

Gorillaz’s new album, ‘Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez’, was released on 23rd October, featuring Robert Smith from The Cure, as well as guests Beck, Elton John, Kano and St Vincent. 

The band have also announced that they’ll be embarking on a five-date tour across Europe in 2021, with stops in Barcelona, London and Porto. 

Tickets for Gorillaz Song Machine Live From Kong start at £15 for a single show and cost £30 for all three. The digital party pack allows guests to watch the performance virtually with friends via a private video hangout. 

Gorillaz Song Machine Live From Kong takes place virtually on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of December. Full ticket information can be found here.  

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