Posted in music | tour dates on April 28, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Damon Albarn @ SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Damon Albarn

We mentioned earlier today that Damon Albarn would be playing Irving Plaza on June 8, one of the official Governors Ball afterparties. He's playing Governors Ball proper, too, and doing a string of dates between that fest and Bonnaroo. All dates are listed below.

Album's solo debut, Everyday Robots, comes out this week (4/29) and features appearances by Brian Eno and Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan. It's by far the most sedate, wistful record of his career though. If you're familiar with songs like Blur's "Tender," Gorillaz's "Broken" or The Good The Bad & the Queen's "The Bunting Song," you mostly know what to expect. You can still listen to the album for free via iTunes and a few track streams, videos (including the new one for "Heavy Seas of Love") and a "track by track" commentary from Albarn, are below.

In other news, Albarn happened by London's Red Lion pub last week (4/23) and joined the house band for a rendition of Blur's Britpop classic "Parklife." Video of that is below too.

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Damon Albarn - Heavy Seas Of Love

Parklife with Damon Albarn @ Red Lion pub

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Damon Albarn - Lonely Press Play

Damon Albarn - 2014 Tour Dates
06/06/14 - New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival
06/08/14 - New York, NY -- Irving Plaza
06/09/14 - Boston, MA -- Royale
06/10/14 - Baltimore, MD -- Rams Head Live
06/12/14 - Raleigh, NC -- Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
06/13/14 - Atlanta, NC -- Fox Theatre
06/14/14 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

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Comments (37)

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Get your tickets now!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 6:14 PM

Where are the Gorrilaz???

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 6:16 PM

Is oasis playing

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 6:36 PM

Is the girl whose ass I keep having to look at in white Levi's going to be there?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 6:38 PM

How come you don't know or don't report about his highline ballroom show last thursday?

Posted by ME | April 28, 2014 7:38 PM

Remember when this guy was taken seriously and was relevant?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 8:14 PM

^not for the life of me. did that ever happen?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 8:24 PM

More boring than the new Beck, and that's saying something.

Posted by Axelrod | April 28, 2014 8:35 PM

Best tour of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 9:48 PM

Paul Simon will beat the shit out of Damon like Brickel.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 9:49 PM

I'll only go if Noel Gallagher goes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 10:25 PM

Donald sterling for president !

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 10:45 PM

track-by-track

there. fixed that for you, friend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2014 11:20 PM

blur: are shite

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 12:46 AM

Mogwai are shite

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 8:17 AM

Albarn is the man!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:21 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:22 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:22 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:23 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:23 AM

Oasis > Blur > Gorillaz > Solo Albarn

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:26 AM

Blur wins by a nose hair..both of them had spotty albums but Blur Wins..

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 10:09 AM

Oasis might have only made 2.5 good albums, but those albums shit all over Blur's consistently average output.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 10:16 AM

ive been listening to the album for a week and not sure if its good or bad. albarn has done a great job of hiding his extreme mediocrity for 25 years.

the only reason i like it is because im getting old.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 10:23 AM

Oasis > Blur > Gorillaz > Solo Albarn

Posted by Walmart Holiday Gift Card | April 29, 2014 11:00 AM

eh, fuck all of your sad whiny asses. Albarn should get a lifetime achievement award for all the fantastic music he's released. Those Blur albums can't be touched.

Oasis had a couple of okay records but were a total snooze fest live. Decent enough band, nothing original.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:03 AM

somebody actually thinking blur is better than mogwai = the height of bad taste

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:56 PM

^BWAHAHAHAH that's rich

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:39 PM

Here was mogwai's lame attempt to get into news and become relevant http://www.nme.com/news/mogwai/41622

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:40 PM

That is lame..speaks volumes of Mogwai's character

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:51 PM

So beautiful it makes me cry. Magic.

Posted by Nemeth | April 29, 2014 2:58 PM

Well in Mogwai's defense they had nothing to offer musically so I would do something till it sticks. free publicity!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 3:09 PM

That tshirt was funny the first time it came out and it's still funny. Blur still sucks, so that's a good reason for Mogwai to resurrect the merchandise.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 3:12 PM

Bluring.

Posted by E.L. Fudge | April 29, 2014 3:30 PM

All the members of Mogwai could stand around in a circle and jizz on Damon Albarn's face (which he'd surely enjoy) while recording it to a 4-track and this would sound better than anything Blur ever made.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 3:59 PM

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