They’re Live, They’re Animated

Gorillaz, a virtual British band created by Blur lead singer Damon Albarn and comic book illustrator Jamie Hewlett, deliver three livestreamed concerts — collectively dubbed Song Machine Live — tomorrow, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, on LiveNow.

Albarn and his real-world band join their animated counter-parts – guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel and front man 2D – for Gorillaz’s first blended live performance since 2018.

Gorillaz’ sound spans punk rock, bossa nova, synth-pop, electronic, and downtempo, among other styles. The band’s discography includes Demon Days (2005), The Fall (2010) and Song Machine: Season One (2020).

Each of the performances will be dedicated to a specific time zone: North and South America, December 12 at 7 pm ET; Asia/Australia/New Zealand, December 12 at 9 pm Beijing/7 pm Sydney time (8 am ET); and UK/Europe/Africa, December 13, at 9 pm Cape Town/7 pm BST (2 pm ET).

The event costs $15 for one ticket. If one performance is simply not enough, you can buy a $30 ‘Round the Word’ ticket which will also grant you access to all three performances. You can find more ticket information at gorillazlivenow.com.

(Top image source: LiveNow via PR Newswire)

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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