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SONG MACHINE LIVE FROM KONG COMING TO CINEMAS GLOBALLY Wednesday 8th December
Includes Pre-Show Programme and Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, ‘Live From Kong’
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“A genre-straddling success story… Double drummers, six backing singers, Robert Smith, Peter Hook and slowthai guesting… Damon Albarn plays master of ceremonies in an impressive night of collaborations. ★★★★” The Observer
“The bonkers virtual extravaganza was the perfect home for Damon Albarn’s animated band and their roster of glitzy special guests. ★★★★” Daily Telegraph
“…a gig that invites you to join in the chaos. ★★★★” NME
Trafalgar Releasing and LIVENow are proud to announce that Gorillaz will bring their acclaimed show to the big screen for one day only on Wednesday 8th December! The glorious, star-studded virtual experience Gorillaz present Song Machine Live From Kong, captured at the band’s Kong Studios HQ in London, will come to cinemas globally via Trafalgar Releasing, along with the cinema-exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, ‘Live From Kong’ with unseen interview footage and commentary from Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.
Following their much-anticipated return to the stage in December 2020 with the dazzling SONG MACHINE LIVE, the biggest virtual band on the planet will once again bring fans magnificent Jamie Hewlett visuals and thrilling live performance blended together in the unique Gorillaz way.
Guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel Hobbs and frontman 2D – in all their cinematic glory – will be joined by Damon Albarn and the full Gorillaz live band plus a host of special guests, delivering an unmissable celebration of Gorillaz music.
On 12th & 13th December 2020, SONG MACHINE LIVE saw Gorillaz’ first live performance of their latest album Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez – and the band’s first live performance since 2018, broadcast live around the world with three shows across three time zones through pay-per-view streaming platform LIVENow.
Trafalgar Releasing CEO, Marc Allenby says, “We are delighted to be partnering with the LIVENow and Eleven Management teams to bring Gorillaz: Song Machine Live from Kong to cinemas worldwide. We saw great success with Gorillaz’ previous cinema event Reject False Icons and we look forward to welcoming cinema audiences to experience their outstanding live show on the big screen, with immersive surround sound and exclusive bonus content.”
James Massing, Chief Commercial Officer at LIVENow says, “Our goal at LIVENow is to give fans unparalleled access to the ultimate live music experiences, so we’re delighted to partner with Trafalgar Releasing to bring Gorillaz’ Song Machine: Live from Kong to cinemas across the globe. Last year, we brought Gorillaz fans a one-off opportunity to watch the band perform their critically-acclaimed album during a time where live music stopped. We’re proud to share the performance once again, but on the big screen.”
Gorillaz: Song Machine Live From Kong is available at cinemas worldwide from Wednesday 8th December. For full ticket and viewing information, see www.songmachineliveincinemas.com
About Trafalgar Releasing:
Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialised content to over 8,000 cinemas in more than 120 countries worldwide.
A full spectrum of releases includes world-class opera and ballet (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award-winning theatre (including The King and I: from the London Palladium, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s Tale and 42nd Street), iconic moments (Monty Python’s Life of Brian 40th Anniversary, David Bowie is happening now, They Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest, Oasis Knebworth 1996) and contemporary music sensations (BLACKPINK THE MOVIE, BTS’ BRING THE SOUL: THE MOVIE, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams).
Headquartered in London, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver. More information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.Trafalgar-Releasing.com.
LIVENow are leaders within the virtual event and experiences space, giving fans access to live and on-demand content across music, sports and entertainment. LIVENow were recently awarded ‘Live Music Innovation of the Year (Platform)’ at the 2021 Music Week Awards and shortlisted in the ‘Best Event Platform’ category at the 2021 DigiDay Technology Awards for the landmark streams of Dua Lipa: Studio 2054, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Brightest Blue’ and Gorillaz’ ‘Song Machine Live from Kong.’
Other events on LIVENow include Black Eyed Peas – Where is the Love Stream, Celeste: On With The Show, Live From London, theatre production Our Little Lives: Shakespeare and Me starring Russell Brand and an all-new four-part series, Live From Another World, featuring cutting-edge breakthrough bands. The re-stream of Dua Lipa: Studio 2054 is also available to watch.
Events streamed by LIVENow include:
- Ellie Goulding’s ‘Brightest Blue’, Pete Tong’s ‘O Come All Ye Ravers,’ Gorillaz’ ‘Song Machine Live from Kong’ and American Express UNSTAGED with Maroon 5 and SZA
- One World: Together At Home concert in support of the World Health Organisations Covid-19 relief efforts
- Australia vs India Men’s International Test Cricket and Big Bash League
- English Premier League and EURO 2020 in Singapore
- RIZIN mixed martial arts
- The Heineken Cup and Champions Cup
LIVENow was founded by Leeds United chairman and founder of Aser Ventures, Andrea Radrizzani.
With seven albums to their name, Gorillaz (2001), Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez (2020), Gorillaz is a truly global phenomenon, achieving success in entirely new and unique ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards, including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.