Surprise! Gorillaz release video for new track ‘Sleeping Powder’

The Gorillaz dropped their long-awaited fifth album, Humanz,  in April, but apparently, they have a lot more new music to share. The band surprised fans by releasing the video for the new track “Sleeping Powder.” Check out the video below.

According to Gorillaz vocalist Damon Albarn, he has 40 to 45 leftover songs from the initial Humanz recording sessions. He’s picked 14 tracks to appear on the album’s Deluxe vinyl box set, out August 25. Fans who signed up for the Gorillaz app (yes, they have an app) were first to hear the song.

Aside from playing their own Demon Dayz festival in London, the band is heading out on tour this summer. Dates kick off July 8 in Chicago, IL and wrap up December 5 in London, UK. Tickets are on sale now.

Gorillaz 2017 Tour Dates:
06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival
07/17 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/28-30 – Icheon, KR @ Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival
07/28-30 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
09/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum
10/06-08 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival
11/01 –  Esch Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/02 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
11/05 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
11/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
11/08 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
11/09 – Geneva, CH @ Arena
11/11 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/13 – Budapest, HU @ Aréna
11/14 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
11/17 – Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19 – Hamburg, DE  @ Sporthalle
11/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
11/22 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
11/24 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
11/25 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
11/27 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
11/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
12/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
12/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
12/04 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
12/05 – London, UK @ O2 Arena

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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