Created in 1998 by Blur’s Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz began as animated videos with music provided by artists under their cartoon nom de plumes. In addition to Albarn, artists that have recorded as Gorillaz over the years include Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator,
Earlier this year the band chose to perform a few isolated dates, including the
But while band reps talked about a world tour, it wasn’t all that clear as to which music artists would be willing to commit to a global undertaking. That is, until now.
Turns out most of the folks that appeared at Coachella will keep the Gorillaz vibe going on the road. Featured artists on the fall tour include the aforementioned Womack, Jones, Simonon and De La Soul as well as Little Dragon, Hypnotic Brass, Bootie Brown, Kano and Bashy.
The Gorillaz world tour begins Oct. 3 at Montreal’s Bell Centre, and spends a month playing North America venues before heading to the U.K., Europe and Australia. For more info, just click here.