One of Britain’s best loved and most innovative musicians is set to perform live in the capital for the first time in several years this autumn, with a string of shows that are sure to be among the most memorable events of 2014.
Damon Albarn is best known as frontman of 90s Britpop band Blur, although in more recent years he has undertaken a number of other projects, displaying the amazing range of his musical abilities.
For example, he provided the driving force behind the cutting-edge band Gorillaz, before forming a new rock band entitled the Good, the Bad and the Queen, while also writing his own opera.
Last year, Albarn travelled to Mali to lead a new musical project called Africa Express, adding yet another string to his bow of global influences, and his upcoming shows will provide an opportunity for fans see how he has put all of these together to create yet another new sound.
Indeed, the star has recently released his first solo album, Everyday Robots, and he will be performing tracks from the record along with his band the Heavy Seas.
The show will also feature a string section and a gospel choir, while a number of as yet unnamed special guests are due to appear on stage with the former Blur man.
Speculation is already rife that some of his former bandmates – with whom he reunited in 2009 following a long-running tiff – will be appearing during the shows, with fans hoping to see the likes of guitarist Graham Coxon and bassist Alex James supporting Albarn.
Performances will be taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on November 15th and 16th. Due to Albarn’s immense popularity, tickets are likely to be very hard to come by, although anyone who does manage to get one should consider staying in the Montcalm London Marble Arch, as this is the perfect way to cap off a truly unforgettable evening in the capital.