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

 1995
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
Apr 28 Elastica at Gemeenschapscentrum De Vaartkapoen Notes: Damon Albarn sang on "Vaseline" Video  NEW! Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
May 1 Pretenders at Jacob Street Studios Notes: Damon Albarn played piano on "I Go To Sleep" ... London, UK

 1996
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

 2000
Dec 19 London Community Gospel Choir at
Barbican Notes: Damon Albarn was billed as a "very special guest" ...
London, UK

 2002
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

 2003
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

 2004
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

 2005
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

 2006
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

 2007
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

 2008
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

 2009
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

 2010
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

 2011
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

 2012
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

 2013
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

 2014
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
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
Jul 4 Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? Notes: Damon sang and played keyboards Roskilde, Denmark
Nov 26 LFPME Gala Dinner (with Brian Eno) Notes: Damon and Brian performed Christmas carols with a three-piece Syrian ensemble Memorabilia London, UK

 2015
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

 2016
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

 2017
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

 2018
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

 2019
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

 2020
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-recording for the awards ... Memorabilia Video London, UK

 2021
Jun 25 #PaintTheLand launch (with Mirabella Okri & Capital Children's Choir) Notes: Launch event for XR Writers Rebel's #PaintTheLand project ... Memorabilia London, UK
Oct 14 Poté at Jazz Cafe Notes: Damon Albarn performed on "Young Lies" ... London, UK
Nov 5 Joan As Police Woman at ARTE Concert Festival Notes: Damon Albarn performed on "Get My Bearings" ... Paris, France
Nov 13 Tony Allen: A Retrospective Notes: A tribute concert curated and performed by Damon Albarn, Femi Koleoso, Ben Okri and Remi Kabaka Jr ... London, UK

 2022
Feb 11 & 12 Damon Albarn: Symphonic Loops Notes: Damon performed with the Dutch Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was conducted by André de Ridder ... Memorabilia Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 23 Flume at Coachella Notes: Flume and surprise guest Damon Albarn premiered their new single "Palaces" ... Memorabilia Indio, USA

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