Gorillaz’s third studio offering, Plastic Beach, revolved around a dystopian junk world composed entirely of consumer runoff and featured eclectic guest contributions from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def, Bobby Womack, Mark E. Smith, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, De La Soul and Little Dragon. It was a typically frenetic affair and with the announcement of the band’s debut live performance in Australia, fans were left wondering who exactly would join Damon Albarn in Australia.
Well wonder no more because it has just been announced that De La Soul, Hypnotic Brass, Bobby Womack, the Syrian National Orchestra of Arabic Music, Bootie Brown, Little Dragon and Rosile Wilson will be joining visual mastermind Jamie Hewlett, fronman Albarn and mainstay live players Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (that’s one half of The Clash to you), Mike Smith, Cass Browne, Jeff Wootton and Gabriel Manuals Wallace in their inaugural trip down under.
Promoters promise more names to come so watch this space. But in the meantime lose your shit to the thought of De La Soul, Bobby Womack and Mick Jones sharing stage time with a cast of cartoon characters and the dude who co-wrote Tender. Yes please.