Damon Albarn to perform with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea in London

The special gig takes place this October

Damon Albarn is set to appear alongside other musicians, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, at a special show at the London Barbican.

Taking place on October 29, Another Honest Jon’s Chop Up! will also see Tony Allen performing with the pair, playing songs from their new project, which was announced last year. Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Detroit techno man Theo Parrish and more acts yet to be announced will also be appearing on the night. The evening is named after the record label and west London shop that Albarn co-owns.

The Blur/Gorillaz mainman recently wrote and recorded a new album in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Albarn, who recently appeared his Doctor Dee opera in Manchester, travelled to the African country with a team of producers and other artists with the intention of recording an album in a week.

Confirmed to accompany Albarn, were Kwes, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Franz Ferdinand producer Dan The Automator, hip-hop producer Jneiro Jarel, XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine and Jo Gunton.

The project has been put together in collaboration with Oxfam, who are also likely to receive the proceeds from the project.


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