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- Posted on Mar 22nd 2010 6:45AM by Julian Marszalek
The gigs are set to feature an all-star cast. In addition to the band's mastermind Damon Albarn, the shows will featured contributions from -- deep breath -- the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, De La Soul, Kano, Little Dragon, Mos Def, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder, Bashy, soul legend Bobby Womack and the National Orchestra for Arabic Music.
In a full production -- the concerts will be the band's first full performance since they played 'Demon Days Live' at the Manchester Opera House in 2005 -- the show will also feature animation and artwork from artist Jamie Hewlett.
Gorillaz play the Roundhouse on April 29 and 30 and the gigs will be the band's first London dates since 2001. Tickets, priced £45, go on sale this Friday (March 26) at 9am (GMT).
'Plastic Beach' has been well received globally securing number two positions in the UK and US charts as well as hitting the top slot in Australia and Austria.
As reported on Spinner, Gorillaz -- featuring Mick Jones and Paul Simonon -- are currently playing live rehearsals to members of the group's fanclub in Bristol, Cambridge, Brighton, Birmingham and Lincoln.