Gorillaz announce free gig at London’s O2 for NHS workers and their families

Gorlliaz have added another show at The O2 in London next month for NHS workers and their families.

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The band will play the concert on Tuesday, August 10 as a thank you to NHS staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the coronavirus pandemic. It comes a day ahead of their sold-out public show at the London venue, which was announced last year.

Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs said of the news: “Reap what you sow, y’know what I’m saying? We don’t just want to say thank you, we want to do thank you too, because we care about the people who care for us.”

More information including how to secure a ticket to the August 10 show is available here. All ticket holders will need to present a NHS COVID Pass on entry to gain access to the venue.

Steve Sayer, VP & General Manager at The O2 added: “This is such a big moment for us. Our first live show in over 500 days, with one of the UK’s best bands playing to an audience made up of NHS staff and their families. We have missed the fans and live performances so much, we couldn’t be more proud to reopen with this event and to welcome such a great audience.”

In other news, Gorillaz are set to play next year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona alongside The Strokes, Tame Impala and Lorde.

Frontman Damon Albarn told Askhiphop recently while promoting his new solo record that the next Gorillaz album will feature “carnival-themed music”.

“We’re really going back to the spirit of the first record [their self-titled 2001 album].”

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