The upcoming release of Gorillaz’ fifth studio LP in Humanz, might just be the most highly anticipated new album of 2017 thus far. The band made up of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have created excitement on all fronts throughout the past six months with subtle hints, a politically-heavy new single and even announced their own live music festival scheduled for this June. With Humanz finally arriving onto shelves next week on April 28, fans in New York City got a big surprise this morning when it was announced that Gorillaz will be playing their first U.S. show since 2010 with an intimate concert at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY next Tuesday, April 25.
Announced through Rough Trade’s social media on Friday morning, the concert will be open to the public, but fans will be required to pre-order the album from the venue’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn location the day of the show in order to get admission. The in-store pre-order will officially start at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, but don’t be surprised if people start creepily hanging around the venue starting the night before, in hopes of getting an advantage on tickets.
The band played their first show since 2012 back on March 24 in London, where they performed a handful of new songs from their album with special guests while the performance was streamed live online. There has been no mention yet as to whether or not the show in New York next week will also be live streamed.
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