More huge gig news: Gorillaz are coming to Dubai
The Feel Good Inc. performers will headline a Halloween-themed festival.
This just in: award-winning British visual band Gorillaz will headline Fiesta De Los Muertos in Dubai on October 27.
The Halloween-themed live music festival will spook things up at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena on the Al Ain Road.
Created by Damon Albarn alongside comic book artist Jamie Hewlett, this will be the first full live show the animated four-piece have ever done in Dubai.
Their live gigs usually involve projections of the ‘animated’ band flooding the stage – but in the past few years the actual real life band have appeared on the stage (the band’s quirk used to be that they were completely hidden during shows, with animations only).
The band has enjoyed ongoing success since their debut in 2001 saw them enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful virtual band ever. They’ve also racked up a Grammy, two MTV music awards and an NME award, among others.
Their latest album, Humanz, comes seven years after the release of their last album, The Fall and Plastic Beach.
Also among the line-up for Fiesta De Los Muertos is Lebanese-Canadian Pop singer Massari, and Mexican-inspired band The Mariachis. Three more acts are still to be announced.
The news comes just a day after the first two acts were announced for this year’s F1 after race concerts, with Pink and Calvin Harris joining an impressive line-up of international acts to hit the UAE in 2017. Jenifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran and Elton John are also confirmed to play shows in Dubai this year.
Gorillaz, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Al-Ain Road, Friday October 27, Tickets from Dhs350. More info on website.