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Gorillaz have announced that they are set to return to the live stage to perform a free concert to NHS workers and their families.

The iconic alternative UK rock band will pull out all the stops for their epic show in London’s 02 Arena on August 10 which is dedicated to inspiring NHS staff who continue to work tirelessly to keep UK citizens safe amid the pandemic.

The special musical event marks the reopening London’s O2 Arena as well as the Gorillaz’ first live performance with an audience in over two years.

Lifting the lid on the band’s return to the live stage, Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs insisted that the show is dedicated to the hard-working people that ‘care for us’

The talented musician told: “Reap what you sow, y'know what I'm saying?

Gorillaz have announced that they are set to return to the live stage to perform a free concert to NHS workers and their families
(Image: O2)

“We don't just want to say thank you, we want to do thank you too, because we care about the people who care for us.”

Elsewhere, Steve Sayer, VP & General Manager at The O2 admitted that it feels like a dream to have fans back in the iconic venue.

"This is such a big moment for us,” he gushed.

The iconic alternative UK rock band will pull out all the stops for their epic show in London’s 02 Arena
(Image: O2)

“Our first live show in over 500 days, with one of the UK's best bands playing to an audience made up of NHS staff and their families.

“We have missed the fans and live performances so much, we couldn't be more proud to reopen with this event and to welcome such a great audience."

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It’s been a big and busy year for the Gorillaz boys who have celebrated two glorious decades since the formation of their outrageously successful band.

The Dirty Harry hitmakers are back bigger and better than ever with magnificent Jamie Hewlett visuals and thrilling live performance from guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel and frontman 2D, joined by Damon Albarn and the full Gorillaz live band.

For tickets and information on the free event for NHS workers, see below or visit: https://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/gorillaz-nhs-show

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