Gorillaz to live-stream their first-ever 360-degrees concert

The gig will take place in Cologne on June 20

Gorillaz have announced that they will live-stream a concert in 360-degrees next month.

The Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlitt-led animated band released their fifth record ‘Humanz’ late last month and have revealed that they’re already talking about its follow-up.

During their album cycle, Gorillaz have so far live-streamed an intimate London show online and unveiled a 360-degrees VR video for ‘Saturnz Barz’. Now the group are combining these two things for an upcoming event in partnership with Deutsche Telekom.

The band’s gig in Cologne on June 20 will be live-streamed in HD and 360-degrees, marking the first time that Gorillaz have aired a 360-degrees concert online. Find more details here.

“Telekom enables unique insights into the virtual world of Gorillaz by introducing new technology, connecting the real and the virtual worlds and letting fans worldwide be a part of the 360-degree music highlight,” says Hans-Christian Schwingen, Chief Brand Officer Deutsche Telekom, of the news.

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Meanwhile, the band will host their own Demon Dayz festival in Margate this summer, announcing its line-up this week.

While there is a ‘special guest’ yet to be announced, the day will see Vince Staples, De La Soul and Fufanu performing on the Main Stage, while the Red Bull-presented Hall By The Sea welcomes Danny Brown, Little Simz, Kali Uchis, Popcaan and Kilo Kish. There will also be a third stage with Gorillaz Sound System and DJs.

Gorillaz also recently announced a full UK and European tour for later this year. See those dates below.

1 Luxembourg – Rockhal
2 Vienna – Stadthalle
4 Copenhagen – Royal Arena
5 Oslo – Spektrum
6 Stockholm – Hovet
8 Zurich – Samsung Hall
9 Geneva – Arena
11 Munich – Zenith
13 Budapest – Aréna
14 Prague – O2 Arena
17 Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
18 Dusseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
19 Hamburg – Sporthalle
21 Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
22 Brussels – Forest National
24 Paris – Zénith
25 Paris – Zénith
27 Brighton Centre
29 Glasgow – Hydro

1 Manchester – Manchester Arena
2 Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
4 London – O2 Arena
5 London – O2 Arena

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