Damon Albarn hails ‘most local’ gig as Gorillaz headlines All Points East

Damon Albarn hailed the “most local” performance he’s ever played when he joined Tame Impala for a Gorillaz title gig at All Points East on Friday night.

The six-day festival will take place over two weekends in London’s Victoria Park from 19 to 28 August.

Earlier in the day, festival-goers were entertained by British punk rock band Idles and British singer-songwriter Self-Esteem.

Gorillaz opens with the M1A1’s electric show.


Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker (Yui Mok / PA)

Albarn then strutted across the stage as the band played Last Living Souls.

The Gorillaz frontman addressed the crowd, saying it was a special performance for him.

“This is the most local gig I have ever played in my life,” he said.

“I was born here. It’s special to me just for that reason.”

Then the crowd went wild as he kicked off Tomorrow Comes Today.

Then, as they played their 2018 track Tranz, Albarn held hands with fans in front of the stage, until he lost his mike.

The crowd continued to dance and sing as he wrestled it back.

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Albarn continued to maintain a chaotic energy source throughout the night.

In Rhinestone Eyes, Albarn wore a blue wig given to him by a fan.

Jamaican DJ and Popcaan singer received a warm reception when he joined the band for Saturnz Barnz.

However, the biggest reception of the night was spent when Albarn brought out Tame Impala and Bootie Brown to perform their surprise new song New Gold.

This is the first time the song has been heard by the band’s fans.

A collaboration between Gorillaz and Tame Impala has been hinted at remotely through 2020, with some fans saying that will never happen.

Shaun Ryder from Happy Monday also appeared on stage as Dare.

The night seemed to be over, until Albarn brought Paul Simonon of The Clash to Plastic Beach.

Albarn told the crowd it was their first time playing the song together on stage since 2010. Earlier in the evening, the presenter addressed the crowd as the band played the opening chords. by El Manana.

“I’m glad to see you all in such good spirits,” he said.

“This is London, after all.”

Albarn then put on a monkey’s head, asking the crowd “what animal do I have on me, can you tell me in general?”

The band played 23 songs in total, including hit hits like Dirty Harry and Clint Eastwood.

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