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Owngig.com gig one: The Blow Monkeys

Owngig.com is proud to announce it’s first gig featuring The Blow Monkeys, taking place on November 22.

The website, launched just 3 months ago, allows fans to bid for which artist they would most like to see perform live, matching requests to help create a one-off event. Fans of The Blow Monkeys have recently created such a high demand that it has already made their dream gig become a reality, the release describing the achievement reveals.

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Hear four Monkey opera tracks here

Damon Alburn and crew have made four tracks from the recently-released Monkey: Journey to the West opera available for free streaming online – and we’ve got the widget embedded here on our site.

Created by the team behind Gorillaz (Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn), Journey to the West is performed by both European and Chinese musicians and singers. The album is based on Monkey: Journey to the West, the opera which premiered at Manchester International Festival in 2007. With lyrics based on ancient Chinese texts and performed in Mandarin, the album has been recorded in London and Beijing over the last twelve months.
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