The Forum | Inglewood, California
The world's best-loved virtual band, Gorillaz, are back after a five year hiatus and they're heading to The Forum on Thursday 5th October 2017 for their first North American tour since 2012!!! Join Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D for an audio/visual feast as they promote their brand new album Humanz! Fans can expect a whole host of special guests on the Humanz tour, including Damon Albarn (of course!), 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 many more!
Formed by British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Tank Girl comic book artist, designer, and director Jamie Hewlett in 1998, Gorillaz are a virtual band, consisting of four animated members. The band's line-up is as follows: 2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar and vocals), Noodle (guitar, keyboards, and vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion) – all members are fictional and do not reflect the “real life” personas of the musicians behind the project, with Damon Albarn remaining the only permanent musical contributor. Gorillaz, the band's 2001 debut album, sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band. The band's second studio album Demon Days (2005) went five times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US. The band has won one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, an NME Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards, and have been nominated for nine Brit Awards, as well as the Mercury Prize, although the nomination was later withdrawn at the band's request.