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Damon Albarn - Music at the House

15 December 2014– 16 December 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

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From leading Blur to masterminding Gorillaz, Damon Albarn returns to Sydney for an intimate performance following the release of his solo debut, Everyday Robots.

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In a 25-year career he has led one of Britain's quintessential bands in Blur, masterminded the genre-hopping brilliance of Gorillaz, collaborated with members of The Clash and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and performed to 200,000 fans in a spectacular finale to the London Olympic Games.
In a 25-year career he has led one of Britain's quintessential bands in Blur, masterminded the genre-hopping brilliance of Gorillaz, collaborated with members of The Clash and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and performed to 200,000 fans in a spectacular finale to the London Olympic Games.

Now British musician Damon Albarn will make his Sydney Opera House debut with a rare and intimate performance to celebrate the recent release of his critically acclaimed new solo album, Everyday Robots (Parlophone).

Everyday Robots, an album which "underlines that Albarn is an artist of originality and depth, a master of melody, and a gifted, inventive musician" (MOJO), features guest appearances from Opera House alumni Brian Eno and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes, and is the first record to be released under his own name. 

Joining Albarn onstage will be his new live band The Heavy Seas, including guitarist Seye Adelekan, drummer Pauli The PSM, guitarist Jeff Wootton and Mike Smith on keyboards - with the addition of a string quartet and six-member choir.

Albarn's eclectic musical style and observational lyrics have made him one of the world's most influential and consistently interesting contemporary musicians. He was first heard alongside Blur bandmates Graham CoxonAlex James and Dave Rowntree through the band's wry commentary on English life on classic albums Modern Life is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994), and The Great Escape (1995).

Music at the House is the year-round contemporary music program presented by Sydney Opera House. Highlights from the 2014 program include The National, Flying Lotus, Pixies, Rodriguez, Pat Metheny, Damon Albarn and Violent Femmes. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram #MusicAtTheHouse
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Reviews

**** 'The finest songwriter of his generation'  – The Telegraph

**** 'The Albarn songbook at its picturesque best' – The Telegraph

'One of modern music's most inventive and adventurous artists' Sydney Morning Herald

'An exploration of the sheer breadth of the Damon Albarn songbook'The Line of Best Fit

'The most personal album in Albarn's long and incredibly varied career' - Pitchfork

**** 'Still a crowd-pleaser at heart'The Guardian

'Some of his best songs ever'Spin

Links

‘Everyday Robots’ [music video]

‘Lonely Press Play’ [music video]

This Is A Low [Live at Maida Vale]

‘Tomorrow Comes Today’ [Live at BBC Radio 6 Music Festival]

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