Gorillaz abruptly cancel their US tour in an email to ticket holders “due to scheduling conflicts and circumstances beyond our control”.
Gorillaz The Getaway 2023 Tour was canceled just three weeks after the band’s announcement. The news spread in a Ticketmaster email update Issued to fans who have already purchased tickets. The virtual group, led by Damon Albarn, would have played four dates across the United States in Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and Boston from September 10-19, with Kaytranada, Lil Yachty and Remi Wolf scheduled to join the trek.
“Due to scheduling conflicts and circumstances beyond our control, the previously announced Gorillaz shows in September have been cancelled,” Ticketmaster wrote in an email to ticket buyers. “Refunds are automatically issued at your point of purchase and processed as quickly as possible; There is nothing further for you to do at the moment. Please allow up to 30 days for the refund to be processed.”
“We are disappointed not to be able to perform for you this year,” Gorillaz wrote in a statement of their own to their fans included in Ticketmaster’s email. “We were really looking forward to it and hope to get back to you as soon as possible. We love our Gorillaz family and can’t wait to see you again.”
Most recently, Gorillaz performed back-to-back performances at Coachella in April and embarked on a 2022 world tour with Damon Albarn, accompanied by a 14-piece live band and several guest performers. The four canceled shows were announced as the final US dates in support of the latest Gorillaz album. Cracker Islandreleased earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Damon Albarn has been quite busy with the oldest of his bands, Blur, whose new album ” The Ballad of Darren, will be released on July 21st. Albarn also wrote the bulk of the new Blur album while on tour with Gorillaz last year, leading some fans to speculate that a Blur US tour could be on the horizon. The band’s first headliners The show in eight years begins on June 24th at Dublin’s Malahide Castle.