GORILLAZ’ DEMON DAYZ @ PICO RIVERA SPORTS ARENA

October 22nd, 2018 | Photos

Photos by Eduardo Luis

The Gorillaz held its 2nd annual Demon Dayz Festival right here in Los Angeles. Historic State Park? Expo Park? Staples Center? Nope. It was held at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena and Latin flair was everywhere. Diehards lined up since Friday night, securing their spots at the main stage. Damon Albarn is known for his collaborations and many artists played – Erykah Badu, DRAM, Little Simz, Tony Allen, and the Internet.

There were lots of things to keep patrons entertained, such as a welcoming mariachi band, a Corona beer tent, and live lucha libre. Gorillaz played an outstanding 30-song set, including songs from 2018’s The Now Now. Special guests DRAM, De La Soul, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Bootie Brown, Jamie Principle, Peven Everett, and the legendary George Benson all performed with the Gorillaz. Albarn and Jamie Hewlett had one last special special guest–Blur’s own Graham Coxon, playing Blur’s “Song 2.”

Setlist:
M1 A1 (with “Lil’ Dub Chefin” Outro)
Tranz
Last Living Souls
Rhinestone Eyes
Tomorrow Comes Today
Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
19-2000
Humility (with George Benson)
Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
On Melancholy Hill
El Mañana
Fire Flies
Broken (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Strobelite (with Peven Everett)
Andromeda (with DRAM)
Hollywood (with Jamie Principle)
Garage Palace (with Little Simz)
Stylo (with Peven Everett) (and Bootie Brown)
Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Souk Eye
Plastic Beach

Encore:
Lake Zurich
Sweepstakes (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) (with Leider Chapotin)
Kids With Guns
Song 2 (Blur cover) (with Graham Coxon)
Clint Eastwood
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
Demon Days