Gruff Rhys, Giles Peterson and Maxïmo Park added to Damon Albarn's Africa Express tour

New names join Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Carl Barat and Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman

Gruff Rhys, Giles Peterson and Maxïmo Park added to Damon Albarn's Africa Express tour

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Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, Giles Peterson and Maxïmo Park have been added to the Africa Express tour this September.

The new names join Blur and Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman and Amadou & Mariam in being announced for the tour.

The Africa Express is a collective of African and Western musicians and DJs co-founded by Damon Albarn. As well as gigs in Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol, the group will do pop-up performances at railway stations, schools, factories, offices, shopping centres and people's houses.

The train will then finish up at King's Cross station in London, for a finale concert at London's Granary Square.

The Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart, Thandiswa, Bashy, EL, Eliza Doolittle, The Bots, Rachel Unthank, Reeps One and Rae Morris have also been announced. They join the likes of The Libertines' Carl Barat, Rizzle Kicks and The Temper Trap.

Africa Express began in 2006 with a trip to Mali, when Albarn took Fatboy Slim, Martha Wainwright and Jamie T to work with African artists such as Toumani Diabate, Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam and Bassekou Kouyate.

The Africa Express tour calls at:

Middlesbrough Town Hall (September 3)
Glasgow The Arches (4)
Manchester The Ritz (5)
Cardiff Solus (6)
Briston The Big Top @ Creative Common (7)
London Granary Square at Kings Cross (8)


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