Gorillaz announce groundbreaking New York, London performances

Performances take place later this month

Gorillaz will revolutionize the very concept of musical performance, as they transform the streets of New York and London into stages for two groundbreaking performances of their new track, “Skinny Ape.” Taking place at 2:30 pm ET on December 17th in Times Square and 14:00 GMT on December 18th in Piccadilly Circus, these first-of-their-kind immersive experiences will allow fans to gather together to witness Gorillaz play in real life – actually larger than life – as Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel literally tower over them, playing in the midst of two of the world’s most iconic skylines.

Directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy nominated director Fx Goby, the “Skinny Ape” performances are created by Nexus Studios and utilize Google’s ARCore Geospatial API, using AR to transforms public spaces with cultural experiences, bringing the song and the world of Gorillaz to life as never before.

“Skinny Ape” is the fourth single from Gorillaz upcoming new album Cracker Island and is already a fan favorite having debuted live on the band’s hugely successful 2022 World Tour. Cracker Island, out February 24th on Warner Records, is the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar lineup of artist collaborators including Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny and Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, it is produced by 8x Grammy Award-winning producer/ multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.

Outfront and Ocean Outdoor are at the intersection of immersive experiences which bridge the physical and virtual worlds. Situated in the cultural heart of New York and London’s entertainment districts, Times Square and the Piccadilly Lights are the perfect portals to unveil the music video of the future.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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