Plus De La Soul and more…
Damon Albarn welcomed a host of guests onstage at his two shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall over the weekend [November 15, 16].
They included his Blur bandmate Graham Coxon, Gorillaz collaborators De La Soul and Kano, Heavy Seas collaborator Brian Eno and Malian musicians Afel Bocoum and Madou Diabate.
Albarn and Coxon played three Blur songs – “End Of The Century”, b-side “The Man Who Left Himself” – its live debut – and “Tender”.
He also played two tracks from 2002’s Mali Music album with Afel Bocoum and Madou Diabate: “Bamako City” and “Sunset Coming On”.
During the second encore, De La Soul were introduced to perform Gorillaz track “Feel Good Inc”; London rapper Kano then joined the group for another Gorillaz song, “Clint Eastwood”.
The 130 minute set concluded with “Heavy Seas“, which saw the show’s ensemble cast (minus Coxon) return to the stage with Brian Eno, who sang the verses.
Damon Albarn played:
Spitting Out the Demons
Lonely Press Play
Tomorrow Comes Today
Kids With Guns
Sunset Coming On
Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
Kingdom of Doom
You And Me
Don’t Get Lost In Heaven
Out of Time
All Your Life
End Of A Century (with Graham Coxon)
The Man Who Left Himself (with Graham Coxon)
Tender (with Graham Coxon)
Clint Eastwood (with Kano)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Heavy Seas Of Love (with Brian Eno)