Image credit: The Gorillaz (L-R) Russell Hobbs, Murdoc Niccals, 2-D and Noodle. Alex Roberts, Flickr

With their forthcoming album, 'Cracker Island', set for release in early 2023, could a new Gorillaz tour be on the horizon? We predict when and where the band could play in the UK. Plus, find out how you can be the first to know about premium Gorillaz concert tickets.

Gorillaz are an English alternative electro band formed by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in 1998. They are responsible for popularising the concept of 'virtual bands' in the early 2000s and have sold over 27 million albums worldwide.

The band has four members, 2-D (Damon Albarn of Blur), Murdoc Niccals (Phil Cornwell), Noodle (Haruka Abe), and Russell Hobbs (Remi Kabaka Jr).

They have released seven studio albums since their conception, including their Certified platinum debut album 'Gorillaz' and the 6x platinum 'Demon Days'. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's most successful virtual band.

Coming off the back of a world tour, the band has announced their second new album in as many years, so could we be getting a second world tour as well? Keep reading to find out our predictions for new Gorillaz concerts.

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Are Gorillaz releasing new music?

In August of 2022, Gorillaz announced that they would be releasing their eighth studio album 'Cracker Island' in February 2023. The album will consist of 10 tracks featuring world-famous artists such as Stevie Nicks, Beck, Bad Bunny and Tame Impala.

It will mark the band's first album in three years, with their last record 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez' being released back in 2020.

The news of a new album comes just months after the band dropped their new single of the same name with American bass guitarist and singer, Thundercat.

Guitarist Noodle described the new album as “The sound of change and the chorus of the collective” when speaking to DORK radio.

When was Gorillaz last tour?

Gorillaz last tour - simply titled the 'Gorillaz World Tour' - came in 2022. The tour consisted of 58 concerts across North America, South America, Europe and Australia. The first date was in Montenegro on the 28th of April, and the tour ended in Miami, USA on October 23rd of the same year.

The tour only included one date in the UK at All Points East Festival on the 19th of August. The string of concerts came two years after the release of their last studio album, and featured songs from all seven of the Gorillaz back catalogue, with huge hits like 'Clint Eastwood' and 'Feel Good Inc' being played at every show.

Gorillaz seem to have got into the rhythm of touring every couple of years since reuniting in 2017, so the likelihood of a new tour in 2023 to accompany the new album is quite high.

Due to the band only playing one UK festival show last tour, fans will be itching to see the outlandish visuals of the band's animated members accompanied by the fantastic vocals of Blur frontman, Damon Albarn, once again.

Are Gorillaz touring in 2023?

Although there hasn't been an official announcement about any Gorillaz concerts in 2023, the imminent release of their new album gives fans hope that a new tour could be confirmed soon.

If and when new tour dates are announced, this article will be updated with the latest information.

Where could the Gorillaz play on their new tour?

Due to the band using a vast amount of visual effects and lighting, some would say that they are best suited to playing arena gigs. However, the band's last performance in the UK came at an outdoor festival, meaning that fans could be treated to a mix of different show venues.

Some of the predicted Gorillaz concerts venues are as follows:

How long does a Gorillaz concert last

As of 2022 a Gorillaz concert typically lasts from around two hours and twenty five minutes, putting the band up there with some of the longest performers around today.

How can I get VIP tickets to see a Gorillaz concert?

Due to Gorillaz only playing one UK concert on their last tour, demand for tickets for new dates is likely to be high. Why not skip out on the hassle of trying to secure general admission tickets, and opt for a more luxurious concert experience instead?

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  • Luxury Padded Seating with unmatched panoramic views of all the concert action.
  • Private entrance and exit from the venues.
  • Access to VIP lounges.
  • Premium complimentary beverages such as beer and wine and soft drinks.
  • Freshly cooked meals both pre and post-show.

*Inclusions are loosely based on previous VIP packages. Inclusions typically vary by artist, venue and package type.

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Should there be an announcement of any Gorillaz concerts at AO Arena, Utilita Arena Birmingham, or First Direct Arena, we can help fans access official VIP tickets and hospitality packages for these potential shows.

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Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn is also performing as part of Blur in 2023 for a blockbuster London stadium show, and if you are a fan of English rock music then Seat Unique also offers Arctic Monkeys hospitality packages for their 2023 shows.