Damon Albarn's band for September shows

Gorillaz are set to play a five-date UK arena tour in September.

Damon Albarn‘s band will head out on the ‘Escape To Plastic Beach’ tour from September 10, when they play Birmingham. They will then play in Newcastle and Manchester before playing two London O2 Arena shows.

The musical guests set for the shows are yet to be announced, although at Gorillaz’ recent London Roundhouse shows, the band featured ex-Clash men Mick Jones and Paul Simonon plus guest contributions from the likes of Mos Def, De La Soul and Shaun Ryder.

Gorillaz will play:

Birmingham NIA (September 10)
Newcastle Metro Arena (11)
Manchester Evening News Arena (12)
London O2 Arena (14, 15)

Tickets go on sale on May 21 at 9am (BST). To check the availability of Gorillaz tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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