Notting Hill resident, Damon Albarn and Blur band member is all set to present and perform at the Honest Jon's Revue, which is a special event to take place at Lincoln Center in New York City in July 2008.
The Blur / Gorillaz / The Good, The Bad & The Queen / Monkey: Journey to the West man will take part in the July 12 event at Avery Fisher Hall which will a feature a musical ‘chop up’ (a Nigerian slang term for ‘feast’) of performances by Honest Jon's artists Tony Allen, Afel Boccoum, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Kokanko Sata, Simone White, Victoria Williams and Albarn himself.
Founded recently in 2002, Albarn’s own label, Honest Jon’s is named for a landmark record shop on London's fashionable Portobello Road.
According to a recent press release, the performers will be playing both planned solo sets together under Damon Albarn's own direction. The performance is scheduled to run for approximately two hours in length with no intermission and no late seating permitted.