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Gorillaz New Track 'Sleeping Powder' Available Now


A brand new Gorillaz track titled Sleeping Powder, written and recorded by Gorillaz vocalist 2D only last week, is available now on all streaming platforms. Having been written and recorded last week, the track was initially discovered by fans on Thursday, behind a pile of books in 2D's bedroom in the Gorillaz app house he shares with bandmates Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and Noodle, and started trending immediately. The companion film for Sleeping Powder was filmed and directed by Gorillaz and features the musician at his familiar piano, enjoying a sugar buzz after eating one too many of his favorite mini fried donuts "that smell like heaven on earth", ahead of the track's debut live outing at Demon Dayz Festival in Dreamland Margate UK on Saturday.

The "joyful apocalypse" that was Demon Dayz, the new one day festival curated by Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, "took over the amusement park for a carnivalesque festival of great performances" (The Guardian) and featured a headline slot from Gorillaz, marking the band's welcome return to the live stage in celebration of critically acclaimed new album Humanz. Demon Dayz sold out within minutes on announcement, and included performances from Kano, Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Popcaan, Little Simz, Kali Uchis, and Kilo Kish across three stages.

Watch the video for 'Sleeping Powder' Here:

Gorillaz kick off the North American portion of the global headlining Humanz Tour July 8 in Chicago. See below for a full list of dates

HUMANZ North American Tour 2017

7/08/17 - Chicago IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (SOLD OUT)
7/10/17 - Toronto ON - Air Canada Centre
7/12/17 - Boston MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
7/13/17 - Philadelphia PA - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing (SOLD OUT)
7/15/17 - Quebec, Canada - Festival d'Été International de Québec
7/17/17 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/11-13/17 - San Francisco CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
9/15-17/17 - New York, NY - Meadows Music & Arts Festival
9/18/17 - Detroit MI - Fox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
9/20/17 - Minneapolis MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
9/22/17 - Kansas City MO - Sprint Center
9/22-24/17 - Las Vegas NV - Life Is Beautiful Festival 2017
9/26/17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
9/30/17 - Seattle WA - KeyArena at Seattle Center (SOLD OUT)
10/05/17 - Los Angeles CA - The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/6-8/17 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/17 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
10/13-15/17 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/13-15/17 - Miami FL - III Points Festival

Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name - Gorillaz (2001), Demon Dayz (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011) - the band made their much-anticipated live debut at Coachella Festival in 2010, an outing described by Q Magazine as "a spectacular (5 star) show", and festival appearances at Glastonbury, Roskilde, Benicassim and Byblos in Beirut. Also that year, Gorillaz travelled the world with the Escape To Plastic Beach Tour and become the first major Western band to perform in Syria when they played the ancient Citadel in Damascus. Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz - "... an inspired party album for a world gone mad." (The Guardian) - was released on 28th April 2017 on Warner Bros Records, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world.

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