Gorillaz bring spectacular live show to MEN Arena in Manchester

THE Fall’s Mark E Smith, Shaun Ryder from The Happy Mondays, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul and soul legend Bobby Womack are among the special guest artists performing with Gorillaz at the MEN Arena on November 12.

The Damon Albarn-fronted group will also be joined in Manchester by Little Dragon, Kano, Bashy, Roses Gabor, Bootie Brown, the Syrian National Orchestra For Arabic Music and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

De La Soul, who guest on the Gorillaz track Superfast Jellyfish, will also perform as the main support act on the Friday, November 12 show.

This month’s date will be only the second time the band have played the city, following their 2005 debut as part of the first ever Manchester International Festival.

Performed by Damon Albarn, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and the Gorillaz band, the live Manchester show will feature songs from allŠthree albums (Gorillaz, Demon Days and Plastic Beach).

The arena show willŠfeature JamieŠHewlett-designed multi-media video, artwork and film to bring to life animated band members 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard), Murdoc (bass), Noodle (guitar) and Russell (drums) as they perform Feel Good Inc, Dare, Dirty Harry, Kids With Guns and this year's hit single Stylo.

For tickets call 0844 847 8000 or buy online at the website: www.men-arena.com.