Gorillaz brought out Yasiin Bey, De La Soul & more at The Meadows (pics, video)
But following "Manana," Albarn announced, "OK, we're gonna take it up a bit now," removing his jacket to demonstrate his point. And then sure enough, bounding onto the stage came legendary rapper Pusha T, to perform Humanz cut "Let Me Out," quickly snapping the crowd to life. From there, the guests came fast and furious -- the set really hitting its stride with Chicago soul singer Peven Everett's asteroid-sized belting on the disco-tinged "Strobelite," and the bathrobe-clad D.R.A.M.'s sweet vocal-swapping with Damon on the lithe shimmy of "Andromeda." (D.R.A.M. bear-hugged his duet partner at the end, with Albarn exclaiming, "I wanna do that again!") -[Billboard]
Gorillaz' headlining set at The Meadows on Saturday (9/16) was loaded with hits, joyous energy and tons of special guests. Pretty much everyone expected De La Soul, who played earlier on Saturday, to come out for Gorillaz' best-known tune "Feel Good Inc," but there were many more where that came from, including Pusha T for "Let Me Out," Little Simz for "Garage Palace," and D.R.A.M. for "Andromeda" and then again for main-set closer "We Got The Power" which also had Jehnny Beth of Savages. They saved some of the biggest for last, with an encore of "Stylo" with Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Peven Everett (filling in for the late Bobby Womack, to whom Damon Albarn dedicated the song), and then Del the Funky Homosapien came out for the final song of the night "Clint Eastwood."
There were also appearances by Bootie Brown and Jamie Principle. (Gorillaz also hosted a pop-up shop in Williamsburg leading up to Saturday's performance.) Check out the setlist and a few videos below, and pictures from Gorillaz' set in the gallery above.
You can also check out photos from Saturday at The Meadows HERE, and Friday HERE. Stay tuned for more coverage of the fest, which wraps up Sunday (9/17) in Queens. If you're not going you can still check it out via the livestream.
SETLIST: Gorillaz @ The Meadows 9/16/2017
Last Living Souls
Tomorrow Comes Today
On Melancholy Hill
Busted and Blue
Let Me Out (feat. Pusha T)
Dirty Harry (feat. Bootie Brown)
Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle)
Garage Palace (feat. Little Simz)
Feel Good Inc. (feat. De La Soul)
We Got the Power (feat. Jehnny Beth and D.R.A.M.)
Stylo (feat. Mos Def & Peven Everett)
Clint Eastwood (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien)
photos by P Squared