While it will be necessary to wait until next year for Gorillaz to release its eighth album, Cracker Islandthe band is going on a 2022 North American tour starting in September. cracker island will feature guest appearances from Thundercat, Beck, Bad Bunny, Tame Impala and others, but their concert tour opening roster is different from the album’s guests.
Who opens the Gorillaz tour in North America?
Gorillaz’ North American tour begins September 10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and concludes October 23 at FTX Arena in Miami. The first two acts on the tour are EarthGang and Jungle. Thanks to Gorillaz for choosing two artists with very different sounds to support them on tour, but who fit perfectly within the framework of the musical universe of Gorillaz.
EarthGang is the hip-hop duo from Atlanta consisting of Olu and Wow Gr8. They drew comparisons to fellow ATLiens Outkast with their funky, quirky style and released their latest album, ghetto godsearlier this year on J.Cole’s Dreamville label.
Jungle is an electronic-leaning band from London led by duo Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. They stood out with their vocally charged songs that felt more like being on the west coast than in the UK. Their last album, Love In Stereo, was released in 2021 through their own label Caiola and AWAL.
Check out the full list of Gorillaz tour dates with EarthGang and Jungle below and get tickets here.
11/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
09/12 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
09/14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/17 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum
9/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
9/28 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
09/30 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
01/10 – Irving, TX @ The Toyota Music Factory Pavilion
3/10 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
05/10 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
06/10 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
08/10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Center
10/11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/12 – Brooklyn, New York @ Barclays Center
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
10/17 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
10/19 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheater
10/21 – Orlando, Florida @ Amway Center
10/23 – Miami, Florida @ FTX Arena