Gorillaz announce Boston show

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After returning from rocking shows all across Europe, Gorillaz have revealed plans to tour North America for the first time this fall. The group’s “Escape To Plastic Beach” will stop at Boston’s Agganis Arena on Wednesday, October 6. Tickets, which range in price from $47 to $88, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Gorillaz, the musical brainchild of singer-songwriter Damon Albarn and British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett headlined at England’s 2010 Glastonbury Festival, replacing U2 after Bono’s recent back surgery. Their appearance was just one of many they made at European summer festivals, in support of their new album Plastic Beach. The animated band’s third studio release follows 2005’s Demon Days and features several guest appearances, including Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def and De La Soul. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 after its release last march. Constructed as a continuing narrative of the adventures of the band’s cartoon characters, the new album depicts Murdoc and 2D embarking on an undersea journey to Plastic Beach. The video for “Stylo”, the lead single off Plastic Beach, featured actor Bruce Willis in a car chase with the band.

The full back story of the various Gorillaz misadventures filling the gap between Demon Days and Plastic Beach, the discovery of Point Nemo and construction of Murdoc’s new HQ, the formation of the current Gorillaz live band and more are chronicled in the video “Journey To Plastic Beach”. Check it out below.

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