Watch Gorillaz’s new Thundercat collaboration as they kick off their 2022 world tour.

Gorillaz kicked off their 2022 world tour earlier this week (April 28) during their set, played two new tracks – ‘Silent Running’ and ‘Cracker Island’Thundercat. See the footage below.

During their headline show at Antel Arena in Uruguay, Damon Albarn’s band performed a host of rarities including ‘Plastic Beach’Closer ‘Pirate Jet’ (which hasn’t been played live since 2010) and gave ‘D-Sides’Follow ‘Rockit’Its live debut.

Gorillaz also performed 2 unreleased tracks. ‘Silent Running’Thundercat-featuring ‘Cracker Island’. The singer/guitarist didn’t actually join the band onstage but featured heavily in the visuals and the track used his pre-recorded vocals.

Below, you can see footage and the setlist.

Gorillaz played:
‘M1 A1’
‘Strange Timez’
‘Last Living Souls’
‘Tomorrow Comes Today’
‘Rhinestone Eyes’
‘Glitter Freeze’(First time since 2017 that we have been live)
‘Cracker Island’ (with Thundercat) (World premiere)
‘O Green World’(First time since 2017 that we have been live)
‘On Melancholy Hill’
‘Pirate Jet’(First time since 2010 that we have been live)
‘El Mañana’
‘Silent Running’ (World premiere)
‘Interlude: Elevator Going Up’
‘Rockit’ (Live debut)
‘Dirty Harry’(With Bootie Brown
‘Superfast Jellyfish’ (with Pos)
‘Feel Good Inc.’ (with Pos)
‘Momentary Bliss’
‘Plastic Beach’

The visuals in the set also referenced what is called “The Static Channel” which some fans think is something to do with the followup to 2020’s ‘Song Machine‘ project.

Gorillaz will be returning to the UK with a headline performance at All Points East in August. The concert takes place August 19 and the band will be joined by  IDLES, Yves Tumor, Self Esteem, Femi Kuti, Obongjayar, NewDad, Remi Wolf, Gabriels, Turnstile, Ibeyi, Nia Archives and Willow Kayne at Victoria Park. Buy your tickets Here.

Damon Albarn appeared at Coachella 2022 last month. Albarn performed alongside Billie Eilish’s track “Weekend One” during Weekend One. ‘Getting Older’And his Gorillaz hit ‘Feel Good Inc.’

At Weekend Two, he joined Flume for the premiere of their joint track ‘Palaces’.


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