Watch Gorillaz play Blur’s ‘Song 2’ with Graham Coxon at LA’s Demon Dayz Festival

Jazz and soul icon George Benson also appeared as a special guest

Gorillaz joined forces with Graham Coxon during their Demon Dayz Festival show last night (October 20) for a cover of Blur‘s ‘Song 2’. Check out footage below.

The cartoon bunch released their latest album ‘The Now Now’ back in June. It followed 2017’s ‘Humanz’. In a four-star review, NME described the new LP as “a trim and spritely listen”.

Yesterday, the band’s self-curated event, Demon Dayz Festival, took place at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles. Gorillaz headlined following performances from the likes of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Little Simz, and The Internet.

During their career-spanning set – which included hits such as ‘Dirty Harry’, ‘Feel Good Inc.’, and ‘Clint Eastwood’ – Damon Albarn was joined onstage by his Blur bandmate Graham Coxon.

“We’re going to try a bit of cross-pollination,” Albarn told the crowd before Coxon appeared. The frontman performed an electronic take on the ‘Song 2’ intro, before the guitarist joined in for the usual high-octane version.

Earlier today (October 21), Coxon tweeted: “Amazing evening with my beautiful brothers and sisters.”

George Benson also made an appearance as a special guest. The jazz and soul artist joined the band to perform the collaboration ‘Humility’ live for the first time.

Last year, Demon Dayz Festival took place at Dreamland amusement park in Margate and featured De La Soul, Kano, Danny Brown and Vince Staples.

Gorillaz played:

M1 A1 (with “Lil’ Dub Chefin” Outro)
Tranz
Last Living Souls
Rhinestone Eyes
Tomorrow Comes Today
Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
19-2000
Humility (with George Benson)
Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
On Melancholy Hill
El Mañana
Fire Flies
Broken (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Strobelite (with Peven Everett)
Andromeda (with DRAM)
Hollywood (with Jamie Principle)
Garage Palace (with Little Simz)
Stylo (with Peven Everett) (and Bootie Brown)
Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Souk Eye
Plastic Beach

Encore:
Lake Zurich
Sweepstakes (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) (with Leider Chapotin)
Kids With Guns
Song 2 (Blur cover) (with Graham Coxon)
Clint Eastwood
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
Demon Days

Meanwhile, Damon Albarn recently said that “it’s probably going to be another 10 years” before we see another Gorillaz tour.

The musician also discussed how a full-blown hologram tour featuring the cartoon members is “something we’ve been trying to do since day one.”