Gorillaz are set to release their new album next month and while regular touring is limited at the moment, they're set to still celebrate its release with a huge global live event. 

Dubbed Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez, the album is due for release on 23 October and features artists like Elton John, Peter Hook, Fatoumata Diawara, JPEGMAFIA, St Vincent, Slowthai and more. 

Song Machine Live will take place on 12 and 13 December and feature "a unique blend of visuals and live Gorillaz performance with songs from Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez performed live for the first time globally via livestream". 

The event will happen across three time zones, with 12 December at 9pm the session best suited to Australian audiences. 

Just yesterday Gorillaz released their latest track, seeing them collaborated with The Cure's Robert Smith on Strange Timez

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has shared a delightful story from the track's making too, revealing that the trumpet on the song was actually played by his nine-year-old niece. 

“I was like, ‘You play the trumpet, come on. Come into the studio and do something.’ And she did that," he said. 

Check out the track below and find out more about the livestream event here.

(Live Stream - 11pm AEST)
Live Now,
Splendour In The Grass
North Byron Parklands, Wooyung