Gorillaz will swing back into arenas across the U.K. and Europe later this year.
The newly-announced tour in support of Humanz will kick off Nov. 1 at Luxembourg’s Rockhal and will roll across the continent with shows in Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium and France. The virtual band will then skip across the Channel for five U.K. dates, wrapping up Dec. 4 at the O2 Arena in London.
The general ticket on sale starts this Friday (May 5) with advance sales opening Wednesday at Gorillaz.com.
The group should be match fit for their European outing. They’ll play a one-off show at their Demon Dayz festival on June 10 in Margate, England before embarking on a North American tour running from early July to mid-October (with a date at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival squeezed in).
Gorillaz’s latest and fifth album Humanz is forecast to bow in the top three of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Led by Blur’s Damon Albarn and musician/visual artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz has already snagged two top 10 albums in the U.S. (Plastic Beach reached No. 2 in 2010 and Demon Days peaked at No. 6 in 2005) and a U.K. No. 1 with Demon Days.