- "Telekom Electronic Beats Presents ‘Humanz’ Live" will premiere in Cologne on June 20 as an HD live stream
- Tickets for shows in Cologne, Budapest, Warsaw and Katowice will be available on www.electronicbeats.net
On June 20th 2017, Deutsche Telekom and Gorillaz will present the world premiere of the band’s live show in 360-degrees at Palladium Cologne. The event is one of four exclusive album showcases “Telekom Electronic Beats Presents Humanz Live“ that will take place before the band’s European and North American tour in November. The shows are the highlight of an extensive collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and the world’s most successful virtual band.
Deutsche Telekom has been offering fans exciting insights into the Gorillaz world for the past three months. As a technology partner, Deutsche Telekom has offered all fans exclusive Gorillaz content on The Lenz, a free augmented reality app available for iOS and Android within the EU. Last month, the company also powered the first ever live interview with 2D and Murdoc Niccals, two virtual characters from the band that was founded by musicians Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.
The kick-off for the “Telekom Electronic Beats Presents ‘Humanz’ Live” showcases will take place in Warsaw on June 14 and will be followed by shows in Budapest on June 16 and Katowice on June 18. The focal point of the event series will be Gorillaz' live album showcase presented for the first time in 360-degrees in Cologne on June 20. “Telekom enables unique insights into the virtual world of Gorillaz by introducing new technology, connecting the real and the virtual worlds and letting fans worldwide be a part of the 360-degree music highlight,” says Hans-Christian Schwingen, Chief Brand Officer Deutsche Telekom.
Fans can register for tickets for the show in Cologne by participating in two raffles on www.electronicbeats.net. The first raffle will be held on Monday, May 15 at 6.00 pm (CET). Tickets and information to the shows in Katowice and Warsaw on www.electronicbeats.pl as well as Budapest on www.electronicbeats.hu.
Connecting virtual and real worlds
Gorillaz first eponymous album was released in 2001 featuring virtual band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs . Now, Deutsche Telekom has joined them to explore new possibilities for connecting the real and virtual worlds. The first ever real-time interview with 2D and Murdoc Niccals demonstrated the telecommunications company’s commitment to innovation and leadership in the realm of technology, and provided a preview to future possibilities to digitize entertainment. Initiatives like these illustrate how Deutsche Telekom has built another unique partnership for Telekom Electronic Beats, its international music program. Its successful partnership with Gorillaz comes on the heels of other unique collaborations with music greats like Grace Jones, Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and Lana Del Rey.
Telekom Electronic Beats presents Humanz Live
- Warsaw (PL): June 14, Nowy Teatr (Madalińskiego 10/16, 00-001 Warsaw)
- Budapest (HU): June 16, Várkert Bazár (Ybl Miklós tér 4, 1013 Budapest)
- Katowice (PL): June 18, MCK (Plac Sławika i Antalla 1, 40-166 Katowice)
- Cologne (DE): June 20, Palladium (Schanzenstr. 40, 51063 Cologne)
Tickets for the concert in Cologne will be raffled exclusively at www.electronicbeats.net. Users participate in the raffle after successful registration. Tickets and information for Poland and Hungary to be found on www.electronicbeats.pl or www.electronicbeats.hu.
360-degree live stream
June 20, 2017 on www.electronicbeats.net
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About Telekom Electronic Beats
Since 2000, Deutsche Telekom has set the standard for international music & lifestyle content marketing with Electronic Beats, its international music marketing program. Electronic Beats is active in all Deutsche Telekom markets worldwide and embodies the youthful avant-garde lifestyle and feel of digital natives and urban early adopters of the 18-34 age group. The website Electronicbeats.net offers deep-rooted quality journalism; EB.TV and EB.Radio bring their followers in-depth interviews, exclusively compiled DJ mixes, concert footage and live streams of pioneers, stars and newcomers in the electronic music scene. Electronic Beats live events throughout Europe complement these offerings with unforgettable music experiences. Electronic Beats serves as a platform for innovative Deutsche Telekom products and services.
Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010) and The Fall (2011). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognized by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.