Plastic Beach arrived in Camden at the Roundhouse last week as the music of Gorillaz was performed over 2 nights to stunning critical acclaim. The music of Gorillaz which mesmerised the sold out audiences was played by Damon Albarn, Bashy, De La Soul, Mick Jones, Kano, Little Dragon, Mos Def, National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Gruff Rhys, Shaun Ryder, Paul Simonon and Bobby Womack.
Today it was announced that Gorillaz will be bringing the show to an arena near you in September this year, starting at Birmingham’s NIA on Friday 10th, before hitting Newcastle on the 11th, Manchester on the 12th and two shows at the O2 Arena in London on the 14th and 15th September, tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 21st May from www.livenation.co.uk.
With songs from all 3 albums (Gorillaz, Demon Days and Plastic Beach) the arena tour will include full production, featuring multi-media video animation, artwork and film.
Gorillaz latest album Plastic Beach recently debuted with chart success around the world, including #2 positions in the US and UK, and #1chart positions in Australia and 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.
Gorillaz Arena Dates: September 2010
Friday 10th Birmingham NIA
Saturday 11th Newcastle Metro Arena
Sunday 12th Manchester Evening News Arena
Monday 14th O2 Arena London
Tuesday 15th O2 Arena London
O2 and Gorillaz are joining forces in a groundbreaking collaboration to support Gorillaz forthcoming Plastic Beach UK tour which includes a show at The O2 on September 15. The partnership will see a significant joint through-the-line campaign to promote the tour and let O2 customers know they can get priority tickets to the shows. The campaign will incorporate TV advertising, digital, media partnerships and the latest technology, including augmented reality.
“This partnership goes far beyond standard activity between brand and artist” said Sally Cowdry, UK Marketing Director at O2. “It’s a pioneering collaboration through which we will innovatively deomonstrate the benefits of our Priority tickets and promote the UK tour. We look forward to working with more artists in this way.”
Tickets are £45 and will be on sale from 9am on Friday, 21st May 2010. They will also be available at this time from www.livenation.co.uk (all tickets subject to a booking fee). Subscribers to the Gorillaz fan club will have access to an exclusive limited ticket pre sale from Tuesday 18th May 2010 at 9am www.gorillaz.com/g-club.
O2 customers can get tickets 48 hours before general release from 9am Wednesday 19 May by texting GORILLAZ to 2020 or visiting o2priority.co.uk/gorillaz