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.
From there, Gorillaz will travel south, hitting various cities along the United States east coast — including Boston, New York, Camden, and Washington, DC — before turning west. Stops in Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, and Minneapolis follow and then it’s down to Texas for three dates in late October. The band will cap off their travels with a series of west coast dates, concluding November 3rd in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Update: Only 19 dates have been announced. 20 were initially promised. So hold out hope for one more?
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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
10/05 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
10/06 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/08 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/10 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
10/11 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
10/13 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
10/14 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
10/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/20 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
10/24 – Denver, CO @ Wells Fargo Theatre
10/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
10/30 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/02 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
11/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
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