Jazz and soul icon George Benson also appeared as a special guest
Yesterday, the band’s self-curated event, Demon Dayz Festival, took place at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds in Los Angeles. Gorillaz headlined following performances from the likes of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Little Simz, and The Internet.
During their career-spanning set – which included hits such as ‘Dirty Harry’, ‘Feel Good Inc.’, and ‘Clint Eastwood’ – Damon Albarn was joined onstage by his Blur bandmate Graham Coxon.
“We’re going to try a bit of cross-pollination,” Albarn told the crowd before Coxon appeared. The group then performed Blur’s high-octane 1997 hit, ‘Song 2’.
Earlier today (October 21), Coxon tweeted: “Amazing evening with my beautiful
@gorillaz brothers and sisters.”
George Benson also made an appearance as a special guest. The jazz and soul artist joined the band to perform the collaboration ‘Humility’ live for the first time.
Last year, Demon Dayz Festival took place at Dreamland amusement park in Margate and featured De La Soul, Kano, Danny Brown and Vince Staples.
M1 A1 (with “Lil’ Dub Chefin” Outro)
Last Living Souls
Tomorrow Comes Today
Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
Humility (with George Benson)
Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
On Melancholy Hill
Broken (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Strobelite (with Peven Everett)
Andromeda (with DRAM)
Hollywood (with Jamie Principle)
Garage Palace (with Little Simz)
Stylo (with Peven Everett) (and Bootie Brown)
Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Sweepstakes (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) (with Leider Chapotin)
Kids With Guns
Song 2 (Blur cover) (with Graham Coxon)
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
The musician also discussed how a full-blown hologram tour featuring the cartoon members is “something we’ve been trying to do since day one.”