Demon Days Live At Manchester Opera House
Demon Days Live At Manchester Opera House
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Demon Days: Live at the Manchester Opera House is a Grammy Award nominated live DVD by Gorillaz, released 27 March 2006 in the UK (see 2006 in British music). It compiles the live performances from 1 November–5 November 2005 at the Manchester Opera House that recreated the Demon Days Studio album and was directed by David Barnard and Grant Gee.

Nearly all of the album's performers were available to participate in the event, including Neneh Cherry, Bootie Brown, Shaun Ryder and Ike Turner. MF DOOM and Dennis Hopper appeared through video and narration, respectively. Local Manchester choirs were hired for the performances.

Included as an encore are "Hong Kong", a song written for the War Child album Help!: A Day in the Life, and "Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?)" from the Gorillaz album, as a tribute to the memory of Ibrahim Ferrer, who died before the event took place. Also included are the visuals seen on the large screen for all but three of the performances, as those songs featured single cover art for the duration of each respective song. The visuals for "Kids with Guns" are the contribution by the "Search for a Star" video winner "Carlos".

During the performance, 2D and Murdoc appeared (as puppets) in a box and were motioning for the encore toward the end.

The live performances in Manchester were a pre-festival commission for the Manchester International Festival, which took place in 2007. – from

The DVD charts number 1 in UK DVD charts


* Vocals/piano – Damon Albarn

* MD/keyboards – Mike Smith

* Guitar – Simon Tong

* Second guitar – Simon Jones

* Bass – Morgan Nicholls

* Drums – Cass Browne

* Percussion – Karl Vanden Bossche

* Turntable – Darren Galea

* Cello – Isabelle Dunn

* Cello – Dan Keane

* Bass – Emma Smith

* Viola – Amanda Drummond

* Viola – Nina Kapinsky

* Violin – Antonia Pagulatos

* Violin – Kirsty Mangan

* Viola – Gary Pomeroy

* Cello – Deborah Chandler

* Guzheng – Zeng Zhen

Backing vocalists

* Wayne Hernandez

* Sharlene Hector

* Rosie Wilson

* Wendi Rose

* Aaron Sokell

Release details

The DVD was released in various countries:


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