Damon Albarn Hints At the End of Gorillaz
Published Dec 06, 2010By all accounts, 2010 has been a fruitful year for the eclectic cartoon pop project Gorillaz. The group released their excellent Plastic Beach album and toured North America. More recently, frontman Damon Albarn suggested that another album could materialize soon, and just today (December 6) we reported that Gorillaz were unrolling a new musical advent calendar for the month of December. Sadly, however, the group's run could be coming to an end.
Speaking with WENN, Albarn suggested that he's thinking about throwing in the towel after the Gorillaz world tour comes to a close, saying, "It's been an unqualified success -- bizarrely... But... we always think that when we get to a point where we've achieved something that it's time to stop, don't we?... We'll see how we feel in January [after the tour]. A period of reflection and sobriety... I couldn't keep going at this size and pace."
Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett suggested that, whatever the future holds, the activities of 2010 will never be repeated. "This would be a wonderful point to leave Gorillaz; at the end of this tour, I think... This tour, with these people, is a one-off. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We'll never repeat this."
While 2010 may mark the end of Gorillaz, there's still the rumoured band Albarn started with Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as a possible solo record, meaning we will have no shortage of the Blur frontman in our earbuds for years to come.