Embarking on their first North American tour in nearly seven years, Gorillaz kick things off with a show at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The man behind the cartoon band, Damon Albarn, will be bringing the hip-hop and electronic tracks from the group's latest album, Humanz, to life, aided by Jamie Hewlett's signature animated visuals and a cast of collaborators. We're not sure who will show up to perform with Albarn, but Humanz is a record filled with Chicago talent, including singer Mavis Staples, producer Twilite Tone and house vocalist Jamie Principle. Sure, it may not be the Chicago-based festival that Albarn promised in an interview with Q magazine, but we'll still jump at the chance to rap along to "Clint Eastwood" on the lakefront.
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