Following on a hugely well received Friday headlining set at Outside Lands, "virtual" hip-hop/pop band Gorillaz just announced a return engagement in San Francisco on October 4. Tickets for the show, which will be at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, go on sale this Friday, August 18, with general admission priced at $65. Another Planet is doing a presale starting Thursday. The show is getting squeezed in one day before Gorillaz is set to perform in Inglewood.
The band, which consists of former Blur frontman Damon Albarn and multiple special guests, aided by the help of animation artist Jamie Hewlett, was formed nearly 20 years ago as a side project for Albarn, inspired by what he saw as the vapidity of MTV. He and Hewlett conceived of a cartoon band who could comment on that emptiness, and two decades later the fictional group has sold millions of records tickets on national tours, though live appearances have been rare.
As the Chronicle notes, collaborators Pusha T and house music producer Jamie Principle, who appeared with Albarn at Outside Lands, look likely to reappear, and rapper Vince Staples, who appears on the new Gorillaz record Humanz, is scheduled to appear for the Bill Graham show along with Danny Brown.
One of Gorillaz's most recent videos, for "Sleeping Powder," is below