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Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn carried off stage after 5-hour festival set

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Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jul 6, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:22 am CDT

It’s summer festival season, and you know what that means: enjoying a five-hour performance from Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn. 

That’s apparently what happened at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark this weekend. Albarn, who was performing with Africa Express, covered Randy Newman and jammed Gorillaz hit “Clint Eastwood” with rapper Shystie. As a bit of foreshadowing, he also performed the Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go,” then returned to that song’s chorus later as security attempted to get him to leave the stage around 4am. 

In the clip, a security guard approaches Albarn, who’s initially behind a piano, and attempts to break him out of his marathon performing trance. But Albarn’s not ready. After what feels like another five hours, he’s finally carried offstage like a cartoon character. 

What an odyssey.  

H/T Telegraph | Photos via Mike Mozart/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) | Bill Ebbesen/Wikipedia (CC BY SA 3.0) | Remix by Jason Reed

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*First Published: Jul 6, 2015, 5:29 pm CDT