Gorillaz News: Sunday, September 8, 2019

New this week:

More G-Shock Leakin’

Instagram user and G-Shock enthusiast morgan_bmw posted a leak of the two Gorillaz x G-Shock models this week. We had already seen the Now Now model after an eBay leak, but this user revealed the Phase 1 camo design. I like that it’s analog!

According to G-Shock, the final episode of Gorillaz x G-Shock will air shortly before the watches go on sale on September 18.


This Week’s Fanart

Just some of the really lovely stuff this week!


Alternate DARE Video

Fans rediscovered the original video for DARE this week. This video was originally aired but soon edited due to the confederate flag in the background of Murdoc’s winnebago (the scene where he wakes up from his cuddly dream with Shaun Ryder). We all know Murdoc is typically offensive, but this would not have aged well.


New Episode of Gorillaz 101!

Jordan Powers of Gorillaz Trivia has done it again — he’s blown me away with his expertise and dedication to Gorillaz! Check out his latest episode of his series Gorillaz 101; this episode covers 101 facts and trivia about the characters themselves. Watch below!


Custom Bass of Ace

Reddit user u/toothbrushhh made an exact replica of Ace’s Bass in the Tranz music video! How badass is this?



Sexy Dirty Harry Cover

This is the 2nd time in a month that Australia’s Triple J has featured another artist covering Gorillaz (Little Simz recently covered Feel Good Inc.) This time, Sydney’s Cosmo’s Midnight and Canberra’s Genesis Owusu collaborated on stage to cover a sexy version (I mean, lots of wah pedal) of Dirty Harry. Listen and watch below:


Murdoc Succeeds at the Cigarette Trick

I love when fan artists animate Gorillaz. I recently stumbled upon this animation on twitter:

I assume this is a callback to Damon’s attempts during the Bananaz documentary.


Damon-Related News

Talking about Damon, I should mention a couple of things!

First, Damon Albarn Unofficial reports that “The Good The Bad & The Queen concert filmed on May 29 at @letrianonparis will air on French TV channel Canal+ on September 21 (at 22:50).” I expect that this will be recorded and available to watch after the fact.

Second, Damon’s newest audiovisual project inspired by Iceland, “The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows” will have seven European dates. According to Damon Albarn Unofficial’s tumblr, the dates are:

18 May 2020 – Bozar Brussels 🇧🇪 SOLD OUT
21 May 2020 – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven 🇳🇱 tickets available now
24 May 2020 – Philharmonie de Paris 🇫🇷 SOLD OUT
25 May 2020 – Auditorium-Orchestre National de Lyon 🇫🇷 tickets available now
27 May 2020 – La Cité des Congrès de Nantes 🇫🇷 tickets available now
29 May 2020 – Philharmonie Luxembourg 🇱🇺 tickets 29.03.2020
31 May 2020 – National Concert Hall, Dublin 🇮🇪 SOLD OUT

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