Gorillaz demo Google’s newest AR expertise in a digital live performance

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The digital British music group Gorillaz is taking part in AR live shows in London and New York this weekend. Google’s Geospatial API anchors the digital band in the true world.

The Gorillaz have at all times seen themselves as pioneers within the music trade. For instance, the digital band attracted consideration again in 2005 with its first stay efficiency utilizing 3D holograms. At the moment, the digital musicians have been projected onto the stage utilizing “Musion Eyeliner” stage expertise and in addition carried out on the 2006 Emmy Awards as holograms.

Following the launch of Google’s ARCore Geospatial API, the band is now making a particular look with augmented actuality to carry out their new single “Skinny Ape” in New York’s Occasions Sq..

AR app brings Gorillaz to New York and London

The efficiency will be adopted within the “Gorillaz Presents” app for iOS or Android. The digital characters and results of the live performance shall be built-in into the true metropolis backdrop.

An AR efficiency will observe at London’s Picadilly Circus on Sunday, December 18, 2022. It begins at 2 p.m. native time. You can even watch this present once more within the app after the stay efficiency.


Gorillaz was created as a sarcastic commentary on the interchangeability of the music panorama on the flip of the millennium. Blur singer Damon Alban and comedian artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Lady) put collectively a digital band whose characters served as many musician clichés as doable.

Due to completely different characters just like the punk “2D” or the alt-rocker Murdoc, the band might swap between genres at will. This made lineups with altering musicians doable. Again in 2017, the Gorillaz launched a 360-degree music video for the only “Saturnz Barz (Spirit Home)”.

All data and downloads for the Gorillaz AR live performance will be discovered right here.

Sources: Skinny Ape Web site