Damon Albarn to Retire Gorillaz?

December 7, 2010  |  11:00am

In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn revealed that the cartoon band may be calling it quits after they wrapping up its current world tour.

Albarn told the paper that he needs some time to reflect on the group’s future. “It’s been an unqualified success — bizarrely,” he said. “But… we always think that when we get to a point where we’ve achieved something that it’s time to stop, don’t we?... We’ll see how we feel in January (after the tour). A period of reflection and sobriety… I couldn’t keep going at this size and pace.”

Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett echoed Albarn’s sentiments, saying, “This would be a wonderful point to leave Gorillaz; at the end of this tour, I think…This tour, with these people, is a one-off. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime.”

Hopefully this won’t affect the release of that new Gorillaz album we were promised before Christmas. Who says quitting while you’re ahead is always the right thing to do?

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