MOS DEF TO ALSO APPEAR ON OCT. 10 AND 11 DATES
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN PERFORMANCE CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 7
ESCAPE TO PLASTIC BEACH TOUR BEGINS OCT. 3 MONTREAL
N.E.R.D. SUPPORTING ALL U.S. DATES
Gorillaz have confirmed that Lou Reed and Mos Def will join them for one night only performances at the October 8 stop of the Escape To Plastic Beach tour at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
On October 7, the day before Gorillaz’ Madison Square Garden debut, the band will make its first ever visit to the Late Show with David Letterman.
The two additional special guests at the Garden date will appear along with De La Soul, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack and other touring guests of the Gorillaz Plastic Beach band which features Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash. Those attending the once in a lifetime Madison Square Garden extravaganza can expect Reed to take center stage on “Some Kind Of Nature” and Mos Def to man the mic for “Sweepstakes,” reprising their already classic turns on Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach, currently in its 28th week on the U.S. Top 200 and recently voted #1 record of 2010 thus far by NPR’s listenership.
Mos Def will also perform with Gorillaz at the tour’s October 10 stop at Camden online casino NJ’s Susquehanna Bank Center and at the October 11 date at the Patriot Center in Washington DC.
The full list of currently confirmed guests of the Gorillaz Plastic Beach band is as follows (more to be announced if/when confirmed):
Lou Reed (NYC only)
Mos Def (NYC, Camden and DC only)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
De La Soul
Miho Hatori (to appear in Los Angeles and NYC only)
** some artists will not be appearing in all cities, for a full list of scheduled appearances please visit Gorillaz.com
A preview of what can be expected when these guests join the Gorillaz live band this fall on hits “Stylo,” “Rhinestone Eyes,” “Feel Good Inc.” and more can be seen in the official tour trailer now live at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lxvzkdPwbE
N.E.R.D. has been confirmed as support for the North American dates, joining the tour at Boston”s Agganis Arena and performing on all North American dates except the Montreal opener.
Tickets are now available on LiveNation.com. The U.S. and Canada dates, promoted by Live Nation, will be followed by a series of ten shows across Europe and the UK, as well as, seven shows across Australia and Asia.
GORILLAZ ESCAPE TO PLASTIC BEACH WORLD TOUR 2010
NORTH AMERICAN ITINERARY
October 3 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
October 6 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
October 8 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
October 10 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
October 11 – Washington, DC – Patriot Center
October 13 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
October 14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
October 16 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
October 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
October 19 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
October 20 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre
October 22 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
October 24 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
October 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
October 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
October 28 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
October 30 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena –
November 2 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
November 3 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena