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Gorillaz announce new show with free tickets for NHS workers


The animated musical heroes, Gorillaz, have added an extra date to their upcoming London O2 show this year. The new addition will be a free concert with tickets provided for NHS workers as a ‘thank you’ for their service during the pandemic.

Tuesday, August 10th will see the great and the good of the NHS descend on the O2 to witness Gorillaz first live show in two years. It’s a special event to recognise the NHS staff who gave their all to care for the public. All ticket holders will need to present an NHS COVID Pass on entry to access the venue.

The band’s first live performance in two years means this will be a very special show indeed. Add to that the emotional gravity of welcoming the NHS, which will be a moment few will forget.

Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs said: “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.”

Steve Sayer, VP & General Manager at The O2, said: “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.”

2021 will see the Gorillaz enjoy two decades in the limelight, and the tour is set to be a momentous occasion. Jamie Hewlett will provide visuals, and a thrilling live performance will come from guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel, and frontman 2D joined by Damon Albarn and the full Gorillaz live band.

Listen to ‘Clint Eastwood’, where it all began, below.