Everybody’s favourite animated band Gorillaz are hitting the road across North America for the first time in 7 years.

The tour kicks off in July in Chicago, making its way through venues and festivals in Canada and the US, ending in Miami in October at the III Points Festival. The tour is said to be a mix of live and animated performance, lead by Gorillaz co-creator and songwriter Damon Albarn. You can expect guest appearances to crop up throughout the tour, as noted in a press release:

“Gorillaz will be joined onstage by a stellar lineup of featured artists—the new album offering such possibilities as Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis, among others.”

Head over to the Gorillaz website for full ticket purchasing info. All tour dates are listed below. The band’s new album, Humanz, is out next Friday, April 28.


July 8 – Chicago IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 10 – Toronto ON – Air Canada Centre
July 12 – Boston MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 13 – Philadelphia PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 15 – Quebec City QC – Quebec City Summer Festival
July 17 – Washington DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 11-13 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 15-17 – New York NY – Meadows Music & Arts Festival
Sept. 18 – Detroit MI – Fox Theatre
Sept. 20 – Minneapolis MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sept. 22 – Kansas City MO – Sprint Center
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas NV – Life Is Beautiful
Sept. 26 – Denver CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 30 – Seattle WA – KeyArena at Seattle Center
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles CA – The Forum
Oct. 11 – Atlanta GA – Infinite Energy Center
Oct. 13-15 – Miami FL – III Points Festival