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Tue 21 Dec 2010, 7:00pm

Where: Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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

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 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.

Vector Arena in Auckland 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.”

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