Update: N. American dates have been revealed. Please click here.
As expected, former Blur frontman Damon Albarn and acclaimed artist Jamie Hewlett will bring their acclaimed musical project Gorillaz back to North America later this year for a more extensive round of touring. Following up a headlining appearance at the California based Coachella Music Festival in April, the band — which features Albarn, former Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, and legendary singer Bobby Womack among others — will launch the 20-date tour on October 3rd in Montreal. Though exact stops have yet to be announced, an issued press release also confirms an October 8th date at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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The North American endeavor will make up the first leg of what is being referred to as the “Escape to Plastic Beach” World Tour. The band’s previously scheduled European tour dates for September will now become part of this tour, with the live shows moving from September into November to include an additional show at the Brighton Centre and Antwerp Lotto. Also, due to new tour routing, the Gorillaz live shows at Glasgow SECC on September 8th, Newcastle Metro Arena on September 11th, and Milan Forum on November 19th have been canceled.
After North America and Europe, Gorillaz will travel to Asia, New Zealand, and Australia for seven additional dates.
Find a complete list of confirmed dates below. More details as they become available.
Gorillaz 2010 Tour Dates:
07/25 – Damascus, SY @ The Citadel
10/03 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
10/08 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/11 – Dublin, IE @ O2 Arena
11/12 – Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena
11/14 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
11/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
11/17 – Birmingham, UK @ NIA
11/18 – Brighton, UK @ Centre
11/21 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom
11/22 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto
11/23 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
12/06 – Perth, AU @ Burswood Dome
12/08 – Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
12/11 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver
12/16 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre
12/19 – Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre
12/21 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena