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Monday, September 13, 2010
Gorillaz touring with N.E.R.D.
GORILLAZ CONFIRM N.E.R.D. AS SUPPORT, SPECIAL GUESTS FOR NORTH AMERICAN DATES
MURDOC TO CHAT LIVE WITH FANS FROM PLASTIC BEACH SEPT 16
TOUR TRAILER NOW AVAILABLE
September 10, 2010 - Gorillaz have confirmed a partial line up of guests to appear on their highly anticipated "Escape To Plastic Beach" North American tour. The artists confirmed so far include De La Soul, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack, appearing as special guests of the Gorillaz Plastic Beach band which features Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash.
In the meantime, Murdoc will be chatting live from Plastic Beach on Thursday, September 16th at 5pm EST, 10pm London BST via Ustream and can be viewed on the band's facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/gorillaz. Fans can submit their questions in advance via Twitter using the hashtag #gorillazlive.
A preview of what can be expected when the guests join the Gorillaz live band this fall on hits Stylo, Rhinestone Eyes, Feel Good Inc. and more can be seen in the official tour trailer now live at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lxvzkdPwbE
The full list of (so far confirmed) artists: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Little Dragon De La Soul
Kano Miho Hatori (to appear in Los Angeles and NYC only)
** please note some artists will not be appearing in all cities, for a full list of scheduled appearances please visit Gorillaz.com
N.E.R.D. has been confirmed as support for the North American dates. The tour which kicks off in Canada at Montreal's Bell Centre on October 3 and includes the recently added San Diego, CA appearance at the Viejas Arena. N.E.R.D. join the tour at Boston's Agganis Arena and will be performing all the North American dates except Montreal, QC and Wallingford, CT.
Tickets are now available on LiveNation.com. The U.S. and Canada dates, promoted by Live Nation, will be followed by a series of ten shows across Europe and the UK, as well as, seven shows across Australia and Asia.
GORILLAZ ESCAPE TO PLASTIC BEACH WORLD TOUR 2010
NORTH AMERICAN ITINERARY
October 3 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
October 5 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
October 6 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
October 8 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
October 10 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
October 11 - Washington, DC - Patriot Center
October 13 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
October 14 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
October 16 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion October 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
October 19 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
October 20 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
October 22 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
October 24 - Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre
October 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
October 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
October 28 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
October 30 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena -
November 2 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
November 3 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
For complete tour and ticket information visit: Gorillaz.com