For a virtual band, the Gorillaz have a lot of real-life material headed your way. The group led by Blur's Damon Albarnconfirmed on Wednesday (May 30) that the follow-up to last year's Humanz, entitled The Now Now, is due out on June 29. One day later, they dropped the video for the song "Humility," which takes lead singer 2-D on a rollerskating adventure on Venice Beach, where he runs into a guitar-strumming Jack Black and the usual assortment of colorful characters who hang around out in the legendarily chill California beach community.
The video for the jazz-pop single was directed by Albarn's Gorillaz partner, artist Jamie Hewlett, and though it doesn't feature the track's special guest -- 75 year-old jazz guitarist/singer George Benson -- Black does his best to mime Benson's strumming on one of "Breezin'" star's signature Ibanez electric guitars.
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While Humanz featured a laundry list of features (Pusha T, Mavis Staples, D.R.A.M., Vince Staples, Danny Brown and many more), the new album has just just three features, with Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle hopping on "Hollywood." Click here to re-order the album.
Gorillaz will being The Now Now Tour to North America in the fall for a 7-date swing, kicking off in Toronto on Oct. 8 and currently slated to wrap-up on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds with the first U.S. edition of their Demon Dayz Festival. The Internet and Little Dragon will open the non-festival tour dates, and special guests and collaborators from "within and beyond the Gorillaz extended family" will be on hand for Demon Dayz. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 8 at 10 a.m. PST here.