Gorillaz and Del the Funky Homosapien performed “Rock The House” live for the first time in concert this week – see pictures below.
The track appears on Gorillaz’s 2001 debut album, one of two to appear on the record, the other being the hit single “Clint Eastwood.”
For 21 years, they hadn’t performed ‘Rock The House’ together live until this week in San Francisco, when they unveiled the track at a concert at the Chase Center on Wednesday (September 21).
After Damon Albarn joked to the crowd that they were going to “play a song with Del ever”, they shared the first live broadcast of ‘Rock The House’.
See pictures of the performance below.
Last month, Gorillaz shared details of their new album “Cracker Island” along with the release of their latest single “New Gold” featuring Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.
‘Cracker Island’ will be released on February 24, 2023 via Parlophone (pre-order here) and marks the follow-up to 2020’s ‘Song Machine, Season One – Strange Timez’.
The virtual band has had plenty of collaborations on their eighth studio album, including Stevie Nicks, Bad Bunny, Beck, Thundercat, Adeleye Omotayond, and the aforementioned Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.
It has been performed by eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-instrumentalist producer and songwriter Greg Kurstin, along with Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.
The press material for the new Gorillaz album reads: “The group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – originally formed at Kong Studios in West London, relocated to Silverlake, California, to recruit new members to join The Last Cult in search of only the truth that will settle the world Reports from the Golden State indicate that Murdoc is in love with the woman next door Russel is glued to the TV Noodle is compiling a handbook of wisdom and knowledge And 2D is busy being 2D.”
Guitarist Noodle said of his new record “‘Scracker Island’ is the sound of change and the chorus of the collective.” Drummer Russel said: “When the reckoning comes, be ready to walk through the gate. Cracker Island has the entry codes…”