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Damon Albarn Gigography


 Africa Express

 Monkey: Journey To The West

 Dr Dee


 The Nearer the Fountain ...

 Le Vol du Boli

 Tony Allen

 Bobby Womack


All TV/Radio/Internet show dates refer to the recording date of the show. For broadcast info, click on the name of the show.

Feb 22 Elastica on Top of the Pops Notes: Damon Albarn played keyboards on Elastica's "Waking Up" ... Video London, UK
Mar 13 Ray Davies on The White Room Notes: Damon Albarn joined Ray Davies' band to sing on "Waterloo Sunset" and "Parklife" ... London, UK
May 1 Pretenders at Jacob Street Studios Notes: Damon Albarn played piano on "I Go To Sleep" ... London, UK

Jun 17 Emilíana Torrini at Lækjargata Notes: A special concert to celebrate the National Day of Iceland ... Memorabilia Reykjavík, Iceland
Jul 7 A Hip Mass: The SuperJam Notes: A ten-hour poetry marathon organised by Michael Horovitz ... London, UK

Dec 19 London Community Gospel Choir at
Barbican Notes: Damon Albarn was billed as a "very special guest" ...
London, UK

Mar 26 Mali Music showcase at Barbican Notes: Mali Music album showcase by Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn and Malian musicians ... Memorabilia London, UK
May 28 Mali Music showcase at Tower Records Notes: A free in-store appearance ... London, UK
May Mali Music on Later... with Jools Holland London, UK

Sep 4 David Bowie on Trafic.musique Notes: Damon Albarn joined David Bowie's band to sing on "Fashion" Video Paris, France
Sep 17 Honest Jon's Monthly Jam, Cherry Jam London, UK
Dec 22 Democrazy showcase at Neighbourhood
Notes: Damon Albarn performed the whole Democrazy album with his companions ... Memorabilia
London, UK

Jan 8-11 Festival au Désert Essakane, Mali
Mar 26 Mark And Lard Notes: Damon presented a special farewell song for the duo who left BBC Radio 1 Manchester, UK
May 31 Ísland-Írland Notes: Damon performed an unknown song (most probably a traditional Irish tune) ... Memorabilia Reykjavík, Iceland
Oct 7 Protest And Survive Notes: A fundraising event for CND ... Memorabilia London, UK
Dec 16 Keeping It Peel Notes: A John Peel tribute night on BBC Radio 1 ... London, UK

Feb 19 Tsunami - Crisis In Asia Notes: A benefit concert for Oxfam's tsunami appeal ... Memorabilia Bristol, UK
May 9 Fun Raisin Notes: A Dax Pierson benefit concert ... London, UK
May 29 Kaiser Chiefs at Mod Club Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and did backing vocals for "I Predict A Riot" Toronto, Canada
Jun 21 Flight 5065 Notes: This unique event was organized by Cafédirect and held aboard the London Eye ... Memorabilia London, UK

Jan 7 Hætta! Notes: A benefit concert for the Icelandic nature that is being destroyed for an aluminium smelter ... Video Reykjavík, Iceland
Jul 4 The Chess Club Presents: Check Mate, The Fly London, UK
Nov 16 Aduna Fundraiser Notes: The event was held in aid of charity Aduna, which supports musical education in Africa ... Memorabilia London, UK
Dec 1 Dance4Life Notes: A charity night for AIDS prevention ... Memorabilia London, UK

Mar 8 No New Nukes Notes: The nearly half-hour long "5 Minutes To Midnight" was written by Damon Albarn and Brian Eno ... Memorabilia London, UK
May 10 Syd Barrett - Madcap's Last Laugh Notes: A Syd Barrett tribute concert ... Video London, UK
Oct 28 Plague Songs Notes: The event was inspired by the various artists album Plague Songs ... Memorabilia London, UK
Nov Kano on Later... with Jools Holland London, UK

Jul 5 An Honest Jon's Chop Up! Notes: A showcase of Honest Jon's artists including Tony Allen, Candi Staton, Toumani Diabaté, Ko Kan Ko Sata, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more ... Memorabilia London, UK
Jul 10 The Honest Jon's Revue Notes: A showcase of Honest Jon's artists Memorabilia Lyon, France
Jul 12 The Honest Jon's Revue, Avery Fisher Hall New York City, USA
Aug 10 Toumani Diabaté at Expo Zaragoza Notes: Damon Albarn played melodica and piano during Toumani Diabaté's set. The pair also performed "Sunset Coming On". Zaragoza, Spain
Oct 23 Africa Now! Notes: A similar show to the previous night's Africa Express concert at the BBC Electric Proms ... Memorabilia London, UK
Nov 12 The G.O.O.D. Music After Party Notes: 'Pass the mic' session with Damon Albarn, De La Soul, Mos Def, Nas, Kanye West and more ... Memorabilia London, UK
Nov 13 to 15 Drifting and Tilting - The Songs of Scott Walker Notes: A tribute concert series for Scott Walker's last two albums ... London, UK

Feb 1 Sinfonia ViVA Notes: Two short melodic pieces by Damon Albarn were performed by the orchestra ViVA ... Leicester, UK
Jul 2 to 19 It Felt Like a Kiss Notes: A walk-through production created by Adam Curtis and Felix Barrett with Punchdrunk ... Manchester, UK
Sep 17 Massive Attack at Brixton Academy Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and sang on "Saturday Come Slow" and "Splitting The Atom" Video London, UK

Feb 11 Massive Attack at Hammersmith Apollo Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and sang on "Splitting The Atom" and "Saturday Come Slow" ... London, UK
Sep 28 An Evening For Lobi Notes: A tribute concert for Lobi Traoré who had passed away in June ... Memorabilia London, UK
Oct 15 Massive Attack at Riviera Theatre Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and sang on "Splitting The Atom" ... Chicago, USA

Jun 6 Owiny Sigoma Band at Cafe OTO Notes: Damon Albarn played Farfisa organ for the band Video London, UK
Sep 29 DRC Music Album Launch Notes: Artists who performed included Rodaidh McDonald, Richard Russell, Kwes and James Yuill ... Memorabilia London, UK
Oct 28 to Nov 1 Another Honest Jon's Chop Up! (see Rocket Juice & The Moon section) Ireland, UK and France
Dec 6 DRC Music, Rough Trade East - cancelled London, UK

Jun 14 P O E M! Notes: 'The Poetry Olympics Enlightenment Marathon' curated by Michael Horovitz ... Memorabilia Video London, UK
Jul 9-15 Mali Music Unplugged (with Afel Bocoum)
Notes: A special performance for Oxfam ... Video
Bamako, Mali
Aug 26 The Black Kat Boppers at Notting Hill Carnival Notes: Damon Albarn joined the band for at least one song ... Video London, UK

Mar 4 Electric Wave Bureau at Hackney Picturehouse Notes: The UK premiere of Broken film featuring a soundtrack by Electric Wave Bureau (a music group Damon's in) ... Memorabilia London, UK
Sep or Oct Leytonstone City Mission Choir on
Dermot O'Leary Notes: Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon hosted Dermot O'Leary's three-hour show with the playlist of their favourite music ... Memorabilia
London, UK
Oct 11 Bassekou Kouyaté at Institut français du Mali Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise  guest and played melodica on an unknown song ... Video Bamako, Mali
Nov 4 La Ronda Notes: A low-profile DJ set after Blur's gig at Primavera 0 festival ... Memorabilia Montevideo, Uruguay
Dec 3 Fox Studios Notes: A private showcase gig for the film music industry ... Los Angeles, USA

Jan 1 Ghostigital at Living Art Museum Notes: Damon Albarn was a surprise guest; he sat on the chair and "played" the electric guitar for the whole performance ... Reykjavík, Iceland
Jan 19 Sundance Film Festival Notes: Invite-only events ... Park City, UT, USA
Feb 15 Dermot O'Leary Notes: "Seasons In The Sun" was released on Dermot O'Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2015 compilation London, UK
Feb 28 6 Music Festival Notes: Damon performed for the first time with his Everyday Robots live band, The Heavy Seas ... Memorabilia Manchester, UK
Mar 12 SXSW: Jimmy Kimmel Live! Notes: A special episode from the SXSW festival ... Austin, USA
Mar 12 SXSW: NPR Music showcase Notes: The session started one hour late (at about 01:30) due to a fatal crash near another SXSW venue ... Memorabilia Austin, USA
Mar 13 SXSW: Guitar Center Sessions Notes: A free show part of SXSW, open to the public with RSVP ... Memorabilia Austin, USA
Mar 14 SXSW: Public Radio Rocks Notes: Broadcast live on KXT, KUTX, WFUV, XPN and The Current ... Memorabilia Austin, USA
Mar 14 SXSW: Fader Fort Notes: A free invite-only show (open to the public with RSVP) ... Video Austin, USA
Mar 24 La Musicale Live Notes: "Lonely Press Play", "Everyday Robots", "Hollow Ponds" and "Mr Tembo" were broadcast also on Canal+'s Album de la Semaine on 26th April 2014 Paris, France
Mar 25 Alcaline, le Mag Paris, France
Apr 1 Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? Notes: A tribute concert for William Onyeabor ... London, UK
Apr 2 Jo Whiley Notes: Filmed performance ... London, UK
Apr 4 Xposure with John Kennedy Notes: XFM Presents session ... London, UK
Apr 16 SiriusXM U Sessions Notes: For the April's New York performances, Damon's band were joined by the Harlem Gospel Choir and the Scorchio Quartet New York City, USA
Apr 16 FUV Live Notes: Videos of the session were uploaded to WFUV's YouTube channel Memorabilia New York City, USA
Apr 17 (?) World Cafe New York City, USA
Apr 17 Tribeca Film Festival Notes: Celebrations of "Tribeca Interactive & Interlude: A Music Film Challenge" which had produced an interactive promo video for Damon's "Heavy Seas Of Love" Memorabilia New York City, USA
Apr 23 Leytonstone Library Notes: An intimate low-profile gig for family and selected fans ... Memorabilia London, UK
Apr 25 The One Show London, UK
Apr 29 Later... with Jools Holland Maidstone, UK
Apr 30 Rivoli Ballroom Notes: Sold-out gig ... London, UK
May 1 Great Hall, Queen Mary University London, UK
May 3 SOS 4.8 Notes: Broadcast live on Radio 3 ... Murcia, Spain
May 5 Alhambra Notes: Damon dedicated "Kids With Guns" to Jamie Hewlett ... Paris, France
May 6 Le Grand Journal Paris, France
May 25 Che tempo che fa Milan, Italy
May 30 Trinity Centre Notes: Robert Del Naja and Alex James in the audience ... Bristol, UK
May 31 Wedgewood Rooms Notes: "The Selfish Giant" performed ... Portsmouth, UK
Jun 5 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Notes: Performed with the Scorchio Quartet New York City, USA
Jun 6 Governors Ball Notes: "Feel Good Inc" featured the surprise guest De La Soul ... New York City, USA
Jun 8 Irving Plaza Notes: The gig was part of Governors Ball's after show series ... New York City, USA
Jun 9 Royale Notes: "Song 2" was played for the first time by Damon Albarn without Blur ... Boston, USA
Jun 11 Rams Head Live - cancelled Baltimore, USA
Jun 12 Lincoln Theatre Notes: "Broken" was performed live for the first time by Damon Albarn and The Heavy Seas ... Raleigh, USA
Jun 13 Fox Theatre Notes: Del the Funky Homosapien performed on "Clint Eastwood" ... Atlanta, USA
Jun 14 Hay Bale Sessions Notes: Part of the Bonnaroo festival ... Memorabilia Manchester, TN, USA
Jun 14 Bonnaroo Notes: De La Soul guested on "Feel Good Inc", Del the Funky Homosapien on "Clint Eastwood" and Hypnotic Bass Ensemble on "Broken" ... Memorabilia Manchester, TN, USA
Jun 27 Down The Rabbit Hole Notes: Damon dedicated the entire night to Bobby Womack ... Beuningen, Netherlands
Jun 29 Malta Festival Poznań Notes: "Don't Get Lost In Heaven" added to the setlist ... Poznań, Poland
Jun 30 Astra Kulturhaus Notes: Sold-out gig Memorabilia Berlin, Germany
Jul 1 Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany
Jul 3 Rock Werchter Notes: Video-streamed live on the festival website ... Werchter, Belgium
Jul 4 Roskilde Festival Notes: Kano featured on "Clint Eastwood" and De La Soul on "Feel Good Inc" ... Memorabilia Roskilde, Denmark
Jul 4 Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? Notes: Damon sang and played keyboards Roskilde, Denmark
Jul 5 Les Nuits de Fourvière Notes: Hrafnkell Flóki "Kaktus" Einarsson (the son of Einar Örn) played trumpet on "Hollow Ponds" for the first time ... Lyon, France
Jul 6 Festival Beauregard Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
Jul 9 Days Off Notes: "Strange News From Another Star" added to the setlist ... Paris, France
Jul 11 Cruïlla Barcelona Notes: "Mr Tembo" was sung with a fan ... Barcelona, Spain
Jul 12 EXIT Festival Notes: Streamed live on the festival's YouTube channel Novi Sad, Serbia
Jul 14 Festival del Vittoriale Notes: "Strange News From Another Star" changed to "End Of A Century" ... Memorabilia Gardone Riviera, Italy
Jul 15 Luglio suona bene Notes: Damon invited the crowd to jam on the stage during "Clint Eastwood" - more than a hundred of fans did so! ... Rome, Italy
Jul 17 Montreux Jazz Festival Notes: Broadcast on several Swiss channels including RTS Deux, RTS Paradiso and SRF zwei HD ... Montreux, Switzerland
Jul 19 Latitude Festival Notes: Surprise guest Graham Coxon joined on guitar for "Tender" ... Memorabilia Southwold, UK
Jul 24 Miraikan Notes: A special performance with Seye for selected people and two android robots ... Memorabilia Tokyo, Japan
Jul 26 Fuji Rock Festival Notes: The setlist regular "Out Of Time" was not played ... Niigata, Japan
Oct 6 Teatro Gran Rex Notes: An extra date at the venue ... Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 7 Teatro Gran Rex Notes: The setlist regular "Out Of Time" was not played ... Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 9 Teatro Caupolicán Notes: The first ever live performance of Gorillaz' "Spitting Out The Demons" ... Memorabilia Santiago, Chile
Oct 12 Corona Capital Notes: The fan-given piñatas were on the stage ... Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 29 Mercury Prize Awards Show Notes: The awards were broadcast on Channel 4 on 31st October 2014 ... London, UK
Nov 12 Festival les inRocKs Philips Notes: "Sunset Coming On" added to the setlist ... Paris, France
Nov 15 Royal Albert Hall Notes: Graham Coxon performed on three Blur songs ... Memorabilia London, UK
Nov 16 Royal Albert Hall Notes: The guest artist lineup was the same as the day before ... Memorabilia London, UK
Nov 26 LFPME Gala Dinner (with Brian Eno) Notes: Damon and Brian performed Christmas carols with a three-piece Syrian ensemble Memorabilia London, UK
Dec 12 Palais Theatre Notes: On the Australian tour, Melbourne rapper Remi appeared on "Clint Eastwood" and the Southern Gospel Choir on "Mr Tembo" and "Heavy Seas Of Love" ... Melbourne, Australia
Dec 16 Sydney Opera House Notes: The gig was postponed from the previous day due to the Sydney hostage situation.The gig was postponed from the previous day due to the Sydney hostage situation ... Sydney, Australia
Dec 16 Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

Jul 2 MIF launch party Notes: An intimate acoustic session at the launch party of Manchester International Festival 2015An intimate acoustic session at the launch party of Manchester International Festival 2015 ... Manchester, UK
Dec 13 Simonon Calling - The Bash (with Noel Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde & Paul Simonon) Notes: A private party to celebrate Paul's 60th birthday ... Memorabilia London, UK

Jan 29 Festival Acoustik Bamako Notes: Special guests were Ko Kan Ko Sata, Tony Allen, Afel Bocoum and Toumani Diabaté ... Memorabilia Bamako, Mali
Feb 6 Rokia Traoré at Roundhouse Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a special guest and performed on three unknown tracks Memorabilia London, UK
Oct 7 Kano at Brixton Academy Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a special guest and provided piano and backing vocals on "Deep Blues" Memorabilia London, UK

Jun 26 Vince Staples on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Notes: Damon appeared pre-recorded on the screen Video New York City, USA
Jun 27 Mura Masa live for La Blogothèque Video London, UK

Jan 24 Cheick Tidiane Seck and his guests at
Épopée Mandingue Notes: Surprise guest Damon Albarn played keyboards Memorabilia
Bamako, Mali
Jan 25 Cheick Tidiane Seck and his guests at
Festival Acoustik Bamako Notes: The festival was dedicated to music producer/manager Marc-Antoine Moreau who recently passed away Video
Bamako, Mali
May 18 Late at the Library: Superjam - 50 Years of Radical Words (with Graham Coxon) Notes: Damon and Graham were guest musicians for Michael Horovitz and The Last Poets London, UK

Aug 24 Louise and Lee's wedding reception Notes: A private wedding reception ... Memorabilia Kingsbridge, UK
Oct 3 Letters Live Notes: Letters Live is a literary event series where performers read remarkable letters from all around the world ... Memorabilia London, UK
Dec 14 Forest Uprising Notes: A finale event to celebrate Waltham Forest's year as the London Borough of Culture ... Memorabilia London, UK
Dec 20 Open Future, Together! Notes: The event will celebrate Matera's year as the European Capital of Culture ... Memorabilia Matera, Italy

Jan 30 Fatoumata Diawara at Roundhouse Notes: Damon Albarn appeared as a surprise guest and played melodica on "Fenfo" London, UK
Jul (?) AIM Independent Music Awards (with Simon Tong, Seye Adelekan, Remi Kabaka Jr. & Femi Koleoso) Notes: Pre-recorded virtual awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... Memorabilia Video London, UK

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