|“Its best album in years”—PEOPLE
“(4 STARS) an integrated polyglot pop LP about, fittingly enough, the need for unity in fragmented times… on point, and a pretty good metaphor for our present now now.”—ROLLING STONE
“(Critics Pick) Mr. Albarn’s music has been a counterpoint to the rest of Gorillaz’s presence: melancholy and introverted alongside Mr. Hewlett’s antic, allusion-laced animations… Gorillaz gives Mr. Albarn a flexibility that has turned out to be quite shrewd… behind the cartoon mask, there’s freedom.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Some of Gorillaz’s funkiest riffs… ’Humility,’ a blissed-out summer jam… a terrifically slinky portrait of ‘Hollywood’… Another standout is the mostly instrumental ‘Lake Zurich,’ a disco throwback with some of the best cowbell ever recorded in this century. Seriously.”—ASSOCIATED PRESS
Following the weekly reveals of Billboard Hot 100 charting single and #1 Global Trending Video on YouTube ‘Humility,’ album tracks ‘Lake Zurich’, ‘Sorcererz’ and ‘Fire Flies’, and most recently ‘Hollywood’ featuring Jamie Principle and Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz’ all new studio album The Now Now is out now now on Warner Bros. Records.
Tickets are now on sale for Gorillaz’ eagerly awaited return to North America following 2017’s triumphant Humanz Tour. The North American leg of The Now Now Tour kicks off October 8th in Toronto, and makes stops in Montreal, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago.
A full itinerary is below:
October 8 – Air Canada Centre – TORONTO
October 9 – Bell Centre – MONTREAL
October 11 – Wells Fargo Center – PHILADELPHIA
October 13 – Barclays Center – NEW YORK
October 14 – TD Garden – BOSTON
October 16 – United Center – CHICAGO
October 20 – Demon Dayz LA festival – LOS ANGELES
The grand finale of Gorillaz 2018 jaunt is Demon Dayz LA, the inaugural U.S. staging of the band’s own Demon Dayz festival, taking place Saturday, October 20th at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles.
Headlined by Gorillaz’ only west coast appearance of 2018 and featuring special guests Erykah Badu, The Internet, DRAM and more, Demon Dayz LA promises an experience like no other: Two stages worth of special guests and collaborators from within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family, plus an assortment of surprises, attractions, exclusive merchandise and more—all combining to create an auditory, visual and physical version of the Gorillaz universe for fans to explore.
For further information, stay tuned to www.gorillaz.com/tour and https://demondayzfestla.com/.
The Now Now is available as a single CD, vinyl LP, cassette, or as a digital download, as well as a collector’s edition Deluxe Vinyl LP Box Set. Details including pre order information HERE.
Track listing for The Now Now is:
Humility – feat. George Benson
Hollywood – feat. Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals (whose temporary replacement Ace plays on The Now Now album and tour), guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarnand Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011) and Humanz (2017). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
For further information re: Gorillaz tour and Demon Dayz LA contact:
Olivia Muenz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Mears: email@example.com