Gorillaz live secrets revealed

Damon Albarn talks about next week's live shows

Gorillaz' Dirty Harry Video
Damon Albarn has spoken about next week’s Gorillaz live shows – which will see the band attempt to recreate the animated characters in 3-D live on stage.

Speaking this morning, the Gorillaz creator said that the shows at the Manchester Opera House (November 1-5) will break new ground.

He said: “It is the only time we’re ever going to play this record in its entirety. We felt that ‘Demon Days’ was such a complete record that it could really be played in one sitting. Almost in the same way you’d recreate a film score.”

Speaking to Radio 4 the singer said that up to 80 performers will be on stage each night. He continued: “The children’s choir is 30, the gospel choir is 20, 15 strings, the guests, and then a core band of seven. You’re not going to be able to see (the core band) on stage, the whole thing would be pointless to do a conventional concert.

“We’re doing something that has never been done before where we’re getting 3-D animation on stage, with people, so we’re in the middle of a technical, logistical nightmare with that. And it might, or might not work. If it works it’s going to be very magic.”

’Demon Days’ is the band’s second album.

Share This

Don't Miss
Latest Tickets
NME On Social
NME Store