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Gorillaz Announce NZ Show In December

Gorillaz Announce NZ Show In December

Thursday 22nd July, 2010 8:46AM

Gorillaz have just announced that they will be bringing their Plastic Beach tour to the southern hemisphere this December including one NZ date in Auckland.

Tuesday 21st December, Vector Arena, Auckland

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 6th August from Ticketmaster.

Press Release:

In May 2010, Plastic Beach arrived in Camden, UK as the music of Gorillaz was performed over two stunning nights to critical acclaim.

Today, Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to announce that in the wake of these Camden shows and performances at this year’s Coachella and Glastonbury festivals, Gorillaz will be making their long awaited live debut in Australia & New Zealand in December 2010. Audiences will be mesmerised by the live dynamism of Damon Albarn along with the full Gorillaz entourage including Bashy, De La Soul, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon (The Clash), Kano, Little Dragon, Mos Def, National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Gruff Rhys, Shaun Ryder and Bobby Womack.

Landing in Perth on Monday 6th December, the tour kicks off at Burswood Dome before heading to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thursday 9th December. Next stop is Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 11th December, then north to the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday 16th December before finishing their Australian run in Brisbane at the Entertainment Centre on Sunday 19th December. Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand welcomes Gorillaz Tuesday December 21st.

The conception of the world’s first ‘virtual band’ all began a decade ago when music virtuoso, Damon Albarn and animator Jamie Hewlitt introduced us all to the fictional world of Gorillaz. A multi-genre quartet whose virtual members include 2-D, the delightfully flighty and enigmatic singer/keyboardist; Murdoc, the mysterious and irreverent bassist and the brains behind the group; Noodle, a ten-year old Japanese martial arts expert and guitar hotshot; and Russel Hobbs, the eloquent yet somewhat unhinged Brooklyn-bred drummer.

From their humble beginnings, the imaginative brainchild of collaborators Albarn & Hewlitt has grown and evolved and taken us all along for the wicked and wild journey. From Noodle’s assassination and reincarnation as a cyborg to Murdoc kidnapping 2-D and holding him against his will on Plastic Beach, their much anticipated arrival on Australasian shores can only reveal the next instalment of the wayfaring adventures of Gorillaz.

Gorillaz latest album Plastic Beach recently debuted at #1 in Australia with chart success around the world, including #2 positions in the US and UK, and # in Austria. The album went to #1 in the Billboard Alternative Chart, and #1 in digital charts in USA, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

Playing songs from all three of their critically acclaimed albums (Gorillaz, Demon Days and Plastic Beach) this landmark arena tour will include a dynamic production featuring multi-media video animation, artwork and film. As Murdoc says “A phantasmagoria of sounds, colours and assaults on the senses.”

An exclusive fan club pre-sale offer will be available. For more details go to

Do not delay in securing your tickets to see this monumental live event!


Monday 6th December - Burswood Dome, Perth
Wednesday 8th December - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Saturday 11th December - Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thursday 16th December - Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Sunday 19th December - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tuesday 21st December - Vector Arena, Auckland



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