Damon Albarn and co recruit cast for UK and Ireland arena dates

Gorillaz have announced a number of the artists who will be joining on their UK and Ireland tour.

The band have managed to get various guest singers from their three albums to join them live this year, and have announced that the likes of De La Soul, Bobby Womack and The Fall‘s Mark E Smith will appear at their November shows.

The Hypnotic Brass, Kano, Bashy, Little Dragon, Roses Gabor, Bootie Brown and Happy MondaysShaun Ryder will also play the gigs.

De La Soul and Little Dragon will also provide support at the arena shows.

The Escape To Plastic Beach tour dates are:

Dublin, O2 (November 11)
Manchester, Arena (12)
London, O2 Arena (14, 16)
Birmingham, NIA (17)
Brighton, Centre (18)

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