Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn reportedly got emotional as his crew, including ex-Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, wrapped their 2010 tour last Tuesday night in Auckland, New Zealand.
“I’m really trying to censor my sentimentality tonight,” he said. “For us, this is the last time… we all hope and pray on this stage, and [for] all the people that work with us, that we will get a chance to work together as a collective again. But we may never do that again.”
A few days later, the band gifted their fans with a free album that Albarn created while out on the road during Gorillaz’s U.S. tour.
“I wanted to make sure that it came out at the end of the tour because I don’t want anyone to think I’d tampered with it,” Albarn said. “I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn’t write it before; I didn’t prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America.”
Watch the clip below from the Auckland show.