In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Damon Albarn said that the band will take a break from the road. Fans may have to wait another 10 years.
The Britpop legend responded to a question about the possible return of Gorillaz after the current tour ends, saying: “Well, we’re going to have to even it out. Since there wasn’t much time between these recent two records it’s probably going to be another 10 years.”
Gorillaz released Humanz in April 2017 and The Now Now in June this year. The band is currently finishing its North American tour, which will culminate with the second edition of the Demon Days festival in Los Angeles on October 20. This summer, Gorillaz took part in some of the biggest and most important European festivals like Rock am Ring, Sziget, Rock Werchter and Roskilde.
Albarn also said that a full-blown hologram tour featuring the cartoon members of the band is “Something we’ve been trying to do since day one. That’s the dream – to be able to play onstage with holograms. I just hope I’m a functioning organism when it happens.”
The question to ask then is: on which project will the talented front-man concentrate next?
Gorillaz was created by Damon Albarn in 1998 and consists of four animated members. Although these characters are fictional, they have contributed to the legacy and universe of the band. Their musical style consists of different elements, including hip-hop, electronic and alternative rock. Gorillaz released their self-titled debut album in 2001 and has since sold over eight million copies worldwide.
For more information, you can visit the band’s official website.