To celebrate, the band, led by mastermind Damon Albarn, took to the stage for the first time in five years at a secret gig in London to run through the album in its entirety.
Watch footage of Gorillaz performing ‘Humanz’ for the first time at secret gig in London including guest performances from De La Soul, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Kelela, Savages’, Graham Coxon, and Noel Gallagher.
The crowd of this once-in-a-lifetime show was made up of a relative smattering of lucky fans who crammed into Printworks in London.
There they were treated the an exclusive first listen of Humanz, including guest performances from almost all of the artists who features on the record, including De La Soul, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Kelela, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Albarn’s Blur bandmate Graham Coxon, and even former rival Noel Gallagher.
In addition to a full performance of the album, Gorillaz performed past favourites including Feel Good Inc. with De La Soul, Clint Eastwood with Del the Funky Homosapien, Don’t Get Lose in Heaven, and Demon Days.
Suffice to say we’re pretty jealous of those who managed to get in.
Watch some footage and check out the set list below. Humanz is out April 28th:
Strobelite (with Peven Everett)
Momentz (with Azekel and De La Soul)
Interlude: The Non-Conformist Oath
Submission (with Danny Brown, Kelela, and Graham Coxon)
Interlude: Elevator Going Up
Busted and Blue (with Kelela)
Carnival (with Anthony Hamilton)
Let Me Out (with Pusha T)
Sex Murder Party (with Jamie Principle and Zebra Katz)
She’s My Collar (with Kali Uchis)
Interlude: The Elephant
Hallelujah Money (with Benjamin Clementine)
We Got The Power (with Noel Gallagher, Jehnny Beth, and Jean Michel Jarre)
Kids With Guns
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Clint Eastwood (with Del the Funky Homosapien)
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven