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Damon Albarn - Music at the House

16 December 2014

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

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

Strobe lighting and smoke effects will be used at this event. If you have questions, please contact our Box Office on 9250 7777.

DAMON ALBARN PERFORMANCES RESCHEDULE INFORMATION.
TONIGHT Damon Albarn will be joined on stage by special guest vocalists De La Soul, Remi, Southern Gospel Choir and String Quartet for both performances.
DOORS:
6.30PM FOR 7PM SHOW START.
9PM FOR 9.30PM SHOW START.
The Opera House's thoughts are with those affected by the tragedy in Martin Place.
In light of the situation in the CBD yesterday, the Opera House decided to cancel Monday’s evening performances.
Existing tickets for the Monday evening Damon Albarn show are valid for tonight’s 7:00pm show in the Concert Hall.
The original start time of 8:00pm for the Tuesday 16 Dec 2014 performance has been rescheduled to 9:30pm to accommodate this additional performance and all ticket purchasers are being notified.
Ticketholders unable to attend the rescheduled performance may request full refund by emailing bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com no later than Tuesday 16 December 2014 3:00pm with a copy of their tickets either scanned or photographed as defaced by strikeout lines and the word "VOID". Alternatively, please contact us on +61 2 9250 7777 to discuss.


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WATCH our recent interview with Damon Albarn.

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.
WATCH our recent interview with Damon Albarn.

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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Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.  Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied at all times .  Please note that the only authorised seller for this event is the Sydney Opera House. Ticket purchase from unauthorised sellers is discouraged. In accordance with our Ticket Terms & Conditions, tickets sold at a premium by unauthorised sellers may result in the bearers being refused admission.

All tickets $79 - $119
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied at all times .  

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

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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