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Gorillaz Just three weeks after the announcement, the band has cancelled the Getaway 2023 Tour. The announcement was made public in an upgraded email sent out by Ticketmaster to fans who had already purchased tickets. From September 10-19, 2018, Damon Albarn’s virtual band was supposed to play four shows throughout the United States in Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, and Boston, with Kaytranada, Lil Yachty, and Remi Wolf as special guests.
Ticketmaster informed customers via email that the previously announced Gorillaz shows in September had been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts and circumstances beyond the company’s control. There is nothing else you need to do at this time; refunds will be sent instantaneously at the place of purchase and processed as quickly as feasible. To process your refund, please allow up to 30 days.
Gorillaz included their own statement to their fans in the Ticketmaster e-mail, saying, “We are gutted not to be able to perform for you this year.” “We’ve been waiting for this for a long time, and we want to see you again as soon as we can. We appreciate you becoming a part of our Gorillaz family and can’t wait to see you again.
In April, Gorillaz played two consecutive sets at Coachella, and in 2022, they kicked up a world tour with Damon Albarn and a 14-piece live band, featuring various guest performers. The four postponed shows were advertised as the final U.S. gigs in support of Gorillaz’s most recent album, Cracker Island, which was released earlier this year.
Damon Albarn has been keeping rather busy with Blur, the more established of his bands, whose new album, The Ballad of Darren, is due out on July 21. Fans have speculated that a Blur tour of the United States is possible because Damon Albarn wrote most of the new album in 2015 while travelling with Gorillaz. The band’s first headline tour in eight years kicks off on June 24 at Malahide Castle in Dublin.