Gorillaz to be Joined by Members of the Clash?
The concept of the guest appearance is one that virtual band Gorillaz hold dear to their hearts. Their previous albums -- the eponymous debut and 'Demon Days' --- have seen turns from the likes of Happy Monday singer Shaun Ryder and Brit rapper Roots Manuva. Their latest collection, 'Plastic Beach,' is choc full of collaborators including Lou Reed, the Fall's Mark E. Smith and Mos Def. Now, as Gorillaz gear up for a six-date warm-up tour, word has it that two very special guests are set to join the live line-up.
Rumours are rife that Damon Albarn's Gorillaz are to be joined Clash legends Mick Jones on guitar and bassist Paul Simonon. Simonon previously worked with Albarn in the Good, the Bad and the Queen. If true, this would be the first time the former colleagues have played together in public since 1983. In 2008, Jones was joined onstage by former Clash drummer Topper Headon as part of the guitarist's band, Carbon/Silicon.
In a mailout to fan club members, it was confirmed that the band are to head out on March 21 for a six-date run. The dates are:
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (March 21)
Bristol Trinity (March 22)
Cambridge The Junction, (March 23)
Brighton Old Market (March 25)
Birmingham Irish Centre (March 26)
Lincoln Engine Shed (March 27)
It is understood that larger gigs will played later this year.