#NewMusicFriday with Dave Cronin
Damon Albarn's Gorillaz have dropped a new single 'Skinny Ape' amid the announcement of two virtual shows.
The new shows will be held in London and New York.
'Skinny Ape' is the fourth track to be taken from their upcoming eighth studio album 'Cracker Island'. The album is due for release in February 2023 and they also confirmed plans for two free concerts in December.
Skinny Ape is OUT NOW!
Immersive live experience is coming to New York & London 👀
— gorillaz (@gorillaz) December 8, 2022
The shows are virtual, and because they're free they're naturally accessible to everyone.
The shows will take place in New York City's Times Square on December 17 and in London's Piccadilly Circus on December 18 at 2pm GMT.
— gorillaz (@gorillaz) December 9, 2022
The band's animated bassist Murdoc explained in a statement: "To all our followers, get ready for the biggest Times Square takeover since that other gorilla smashed the place up. Bigger in fact cos there’s four of us. Thanks to the techies at Google, we’ve created the music video event of the century, so don your pink robes and come see Gorillaz like you’ve never seen us before. The future is nigh!"
Gorillaz' new album 'Cracker Island' is set for release on February 24, 2023.