Gorillaz Tease Bowie Collaboration
The Gorillaz should *fingers crossed* be releasing a new album next year. And in the lead-up to the big news, co-founder Jamie Hewlett has been posting new Gorillaz artwork on his Instagram page. However, earlier this week he posted the artwork of another musician you might know… the one and only David Bowie.
Could a potential collaboration be on the horizon? It wouldn’t be too far fetched: the band featured Bowie’s album, Hunky Dory, on their Plastic Beach cover art. Aaand, Bowie does have an album coming out in January which he will likely need to promote. For now, check out the Insta post below.
After much speculation, and various hinting by Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz co-creator and artist), Hewlett has finally confirmed that there will indeed be new Gorillaz material in 2016. According to an interview he gave with online magazine DIY:
“I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well. I’m very excited. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation.”
He’s also posted more new Gorillaz photos to his Instagram account, which you can see below. Keep checking back to TBA for more Gorillaz new album and 2016 tour info as it unfolds!
It’s been a fun week for musical comeback announcements. Earlier this week, we told you that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were in the studio with Danger Mouse working on a new album. And now we’re happy to report that everybody’s favorite virtual band, the Gorillaz, are back for 2015. Well, at least according to the Instagram account of Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz co-creator and artist.
Apparently, earlier this week Hewlett posted new images of of bassist Murdoc and guitarist Noodle (seen below), and confirmed in the photo’s comments section that “Yes. Gorillaz Returns.” If the band were to release a new album this year, it would be the first since 2011’s The Fall, an album written and recorded entirely on the road during their 2010 Plastic Beach North American Tour. Which brings me to my next question: will the Gorillaz tour to support whatever new material they release? God we hope so.
Gorillaz New Instagram Photos
New Gorillaz Album 2015
Release Date: 2016
Cover Art: TBA
Gorillaz 2016 Tour Dates & Tickets
No tour info has been announced yet!