Last night (April 25) saw Gorillaz play an intimate Brooklyn gig at Rough Trade NYC during which they invited a fan that was “tripping balls” onto the stage.
Before performing their final song, Albarn asked if an audience member would step in and rap Del The Funky Homosapien’s verse. However, the fan that volunteered soon asked Albarn onstage: “What should I do? I’m tripping balls right now.”
After being told by Albarn to just “hang out”, the fan then proceeded to mime along to the backing track whilst wearing sunglasses. Watch in the footage below.
It has also been reported that Albarn smoked a joint with audience members at the gig.
— ???????? (@scottgum) April 26, 2017
damon albarn took a hit of our joint during his set
— brandon kahn (@branbeforetime) April 26, 2017
Watch footage from the rest of the show beneath:
— Kali Uchis Updates (@LaUnicaUpdates) April 26, 2017
Earlier today it was reported that Albarn nearly played on Noel Gallagher’s new album
The two former Britpop rivals worked together on ‘We Got The Power’, which appears on Gorillaz’s upcoming album ‘Humanz’ and also features Savages singer Jehnny Beth. Albarn has recently described the track as a “victory lap” and “the ultimate self-congratulatory Britpop moment”.
Discussing the collaboration with Vulture, Albarn recalled: “In a sort of lighthearted way, I’d promised Noel he could be on this record. He was always like, ‘I want to be on the next Gorillaz record,’ and I was like, ‘Sure.’ I thought it might be cute, the idea of us singing about the power to love each other.”
Albarn added: “Of course, no one’s asked Liam what he thinks about the song yet. No doubt he’d have a fantastic one-liner about what a bunch of fucking knobheads we are.”
Gorillaz’s new album ‘Humanz’ comes out on Friday (April 28).