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Damon Albarn played “Lonely Press Play” & Blur’s “This is a Low” on ‘The Tonight Show’ (video); NYC shows this weekend

by Bill Pearis

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn is in NYC currently, getting ready to play Governors Ball tonight (6/6) and Irving Plaza on Sunday (6/8), both part of his current tour. While here, he stopped by The Tonight Show last night to perform “Lonely Press Play” from his new solo album, as well as an old Blur nugget: the gorgeous “This is a Low” from Parklife, which turned 20 years old in April. Videos of both are in this post.

While some artists, like Jarvis Cocker, keep their solo sets free of songs from previous bands, Albarn has been peppering his sets with cuts from Gorillaz, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, and Blur. A recent setlist is below. Tickets are still available for Irving Plaza.

Videos from The Tonight Show below…

Damon Albarn – “This is a Low”

Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”

SETLIST: Damon Albarn @ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK 5/31/2014
Lonely Press Play
Everyday Robots
Tomorrow Comes Today (Gorillaz)
Slow Country (Gorillaz)
Kids With Guns (Gorillaz)
Three Changes (The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
The Selfish Giant
You and Me
Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
Kingdom of Doom (The Good, the Bad & the Queen)
Poison (Rocket Juice & the Moon)
Hollow Ponds
El Mañana (Gorillaz)
The History of a Cheating Heart
Out of Time (Blur)
All Your Life (Blur)
Last Living Souls (Gorillaz)
Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz)
Mr. Tembo
Heavy Seas of Love
This Is a Low (Blur)

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