The Gorillaz will perform three live shows this weekend from the basement of Kong Studios in the U.K.
The virtual shows, titled Song Machine Live From Kong, will stream two shows on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 for a global audience.
Gorillaz Song Machine Live From Kong is set to be a full-scale production that blends real time performance with Jamie Hewlett’s unique animation. The Gorillaz 14-piece band, led by Damon Albarn with 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, will also be joined by some very special guests.
Song Machine Live From Kong will feature songs from Gorillaz’ new album Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez, plus other Gorillaz favorites.
The Gorillaz live band features Damon Albarn, Seye Adelekan (bass), Jesse Hackett (keys), Remi Kabaka (percussion), Femi Koleoso (drums), Mike Smith (musical director/ keys), Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion), Jeff Wootton (guitar), with Matt Allen, Rebecca Freckleton, Petra Luke, Michelle Ndegwa, Ade Omotayo and Angel Williams-Silvera on backing vocals.
Fans can tune in at 6:00 p.m. ET or 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday and/or Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET. Tickets for the performances begin at £15 ($19.99 U.S.) and packages for all three performances can be purchased for £30 ($39.98 U.S.). Fans can also create watch parties for up to four ticket-holding friends to take in the show together.
Song Machine Live From Kong is a Gorillaz Production, produced by Eleven Mgmt in collaboration with Block 9 and Pulse Films. For packages, head here.