Gorillaz, a virtual rock band fronted by funky, computer-animated characters, brings its sold-out Nov. 1-5 live show to the web with help from Network LIVE, a multi-platform digital media company. The presentation combines live audio with other multimedia elements including video illustrations and animation footage created exclusively for the show by Gorillaz visual director Jamie Hewlett and his studio team at Zombie Flesh Eaters.
The international cast of musicians who collaborated on the award-winning Gorillaz album, Demon Days, performed the entire track list to sold-out crowds at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England. Special Guests included Bootie Brown (Pharcyde), De La Soul, Roots Manuva, Martina Topley Bird and the Wynthenshawe Children’s Choir.
Fans who missed the live performance can experience it via a custom-designed interactive environment on AOLMusic.com and on XM Satellite Radio channels.47 and 43. Rare footage includes animated interviews with the Gorillaz characters and never-before-seen video of the late Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club) performing “Latin Simone” from Gorillaz self-titled debut album. Also included are three music videos: “Feel Good Inc.,” “DARE” and “Dirty Harry.” To link directly to the concert on AOL, go to http://www2.fanscape.com/networklive/redirects/gorillaz.aspx.