Escape to Plastic Beach Tour

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Escape to Plastic Beach Tour
Tour by Gorillaz
EscapetoPlasticBeach.jpg
Associated albumPlastic Beach
Start date3 October 2010
End date21 December 2010
Legs4
No. of shows37 total
  • 19 in North America
  • 11 in Europe
  • 6 in Oceania
  • 1 in Asia
Gorillaz concert chronology

The Escape to Plastic Beach Tour was a concert tour by the British alternative rock virtual band Gorillaz. The tour was in support of their third studio album Plastic Beach. It was notably the band's first world tour in its decade-spanning history. During the tour, Damon Albarn recorded The Fall, described by Albarn as a "diary of [his] experience" during the American leg of the tour. The album was released in late December 2010 to fan club members, and physically in April 2011.[1][2]

Live band[edit]

Guest collaborators and additional musicians[edit]

  • Bashy - Rap on "Clint Eastwood" and "White Flag"
  • Kano - Rap on "Clint Eastwood" and "White Flag"
  • Mos Def - Rap on "Stylo" and "Sweepstakes" (select dates only)
  • Lou Reed - Guitar and Vocals on "Some Kind of Nature" (New York City and Los Angeles only)
  • Bobby Womack - Vocals on "Stylo", "Cloud of Unknowing" and "Demon Days"
  • Neneh Cherry - Vocals on "Kids With Guns" (select dates only)
  • Bootie Brown - Rap on "Dirty Harry" and "Stylo"
  • MF Doom - Rap on "Clint Eastwood" and "November Has Come" (select dates only)
  • Miho Hatori - Vocals on "19-2000" (select dates only)
  • Yukimi Nagano - Vocals on "Empire Ants" and "To Binge" (select dates only)
  • De La Soul - Rap on "Feel Good Inc." and "Superfast Jellyfish"
  • Daley - Vocals on "Doncamatic" (select dates only)
  • Rosie Wilson - Vocals on "19-2000" and "DARE" (select dates only)
  • Members of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music - Orchestration on "White Flag"
  • The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Brass on "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" and "Broken"
  • Strings By Demon Strings

Opening acts[edit]

Production[edit]

The Escape to Plastic Beach Tour also featured new music videos and visuals on the big screen in the background while band members played up front. Visuals accompanied such songs as "Broken", "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach", "Dirty Harry", "Empire Ants", "Last Living Souls", "White Flag" and many others alongside the original music videos for the group's previous songs.

The poster used to promote the tour was highly influenced by the theatrical poster for the 1969 Sam Peckinpah western, The Wild Bunch.

The tour was later noted by Albarn to be an extremely costly endeavor; in a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, Albarn explained: "I made about 20 pounds by the end of it, so I won't be going on another of those. It was incredible fun, I loved doing it, but economically it was an absolute fucking disaster."[5]

Setlist[edit]

The following setlist is obtained from the concert held in Portsmouth on March 21, 2010. It is not a representation of all shows on the tour.

Set A
  1. "Orchestral Intro"
  2. "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" (with Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  3. "Last Living Souls"
  4. "O Green World"
  5. "Stylo" (with Bobby Womack & Mos Def or Bootie Brown)
  6. "On Melancholy Hill"
  7. "Kids with Guns" (with Neneh Cherry)
  8. "Some Kind of Nature" (with Lou Reed)
  9. "Rhinestone Eyes"
  10. "Sweepstakes" (planned to be performed but later cut out of the setlist before the start of the show)
  11. "Broken" (with The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  12. "Dirty Harry" (with Bootie Brown)
  13. "White Flag" (with Kano & Bashy)
  14. "Superfast Jellyfish" (with De La Soul)
  15. "Glitter Freeze"
  16. "DARE" (with Rosie Wilson and Shaun Ryder)
  17. "El Mañana"
  18. "Don't Get Lost in Heaven"
  19. "Demon Days"
Encore
  1. "To Binge" (with Little Dragon)
  2. "Clint Eastwood" (with Snoop Dogg)
  3. "Feel Good Inc." (with De La Soul)

The following setlist is obtained from the concert held at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010. It is not a representation of all shows on the tour.

Set B
  1. "Orchestral Intro"
  2. "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" (with Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  3. "Last Living Souls"
  4. "O Green World"
  5. "Kids with Guns" (with Neneh Cherry)
  6. "Stylo" (with Bobby Womack & Mos Def or Bootie Brown)
  7. "On Melancholy Hill"
  8. "Rhinestone Eyes"
  9. "Broken" (with The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  10. "Empire Ants" (with Little Dragon)
  11. "Dirty Harry" (with Bootie Brown)
  12. "White Flag" (with Kano & Bashy)
  13. "Superfast Jellyfish" (with De La Soul)
  14. "DARE" (with Rosie Wilson and Shaun Ryder)
  15. "Glitter Freeze"
  16. "Some Kind of Nature" (with Lou Reed)
  17. "El Mañana"
  18. "Cloud of Unknowing" (with Bobby Womack)
  19. "Pirate Jet"
Encore
  1. "To Binge" (with Little Dragon)
  2. "Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head" (with Dennis Hopper)
  3. "Feel Good Inc." (with De La Soul)
  4. "Clint Eastwood" (with Snoop Dogg)

The following setlist is obtained from the concert held in Toronto on October 14, 2010. It is not a representation of all shows on the tour.

Set C
  1. "Gorillaz in Dressing Room Part 1" (visual intro)
  2. "Orchestral Intro"
  3. "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" (with Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  4. "19-2000" (with Roses Gabor and Miho Hatori)
  5. "Last Living Souls"
  6. "Stylo" (with Bobby Womack & Mos Def or Bootie Brown)
  7. "On Melancholy Hill"
  8. "Rhinestone Eyes"
  9. "Superfast Jellyfish" (with De La Soul)
  10. "Tomorrow Comes Today"
  11. "Empire Ants" (with Little Dragon)
  12. "Gorillaz in Dressing Room Part 2" (visual interlude)
  13. "Broken" (with The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  14. "Dirty Harry" (with Bootie Brown)
  15. "El Mañana"
  16. "White Flag" (with Kano & Bashy)
  17. "To Binge" (with Little Dragon)
  18. "DARE" (with Rosie Wilson and Shaun Ryder)
  19. "Glitter Freeze"
  20. "Plastic Beach"
Encore
  1. "Cyborg Noodle" (visual interlude) / "Cloud of Unknowing" (with Bobby Womack)
  2. "Punk"
  3. "Feel Good Inc." (with De La Soul)
  4. "Clint Eastwood" (with Kano & Bashy)
  5. "Don't Get Lost in Heaven"
  6. "Demon Days"
  7. "Gorillaz in Dressing Room Part 3" (visual outro)

The following setlist is obtained from the concert held in Berlin on November 21, 2010. It is not a representation of all shows on the tour.

Set D
  1. "Gorillaz in Dressing Room Part 1" (visual intro)
  2. "Orchestral Intro"
  3. "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" (with Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  4. "Last Living Souls"
  5. "19-2000" (with Roses Gabor and Miho Hatori)
  6. "Stylo" (with Bobby Womack & Mos Def or Bootie Brown)
  7. "On Melancholy Hill"
  8. "Rhinestone Eyes"
  9. "Kids with Guns" (with Neneh Cherry)
  10. "Superfast Jellyfish" (with De La Soul)
  11. "Tomorrow Comes Today"
  12. "Empire Ants" (with Little Dragon)
  13. "Gorillaz in Dressing Room Part 2" (visual interlude)
  14. "Broken" (with The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  15. "Dirty Harry" (with Bootie Brown)
  16. "El Mañana"
  17. "White Flag" (with Kano & Bashy)
  18. "To Binge" (with Little Dragon)
  19. "DARE" (with Rosie Wilson and Shaun Ryder)
  20. "Glitter Freeze"
  21. "Punk"
  22. "Plastic Beach"
Encore
  1. "Cyborg Noodle" (visual interlude) / "Cloud of Unknowing" (with Bobby Womack)
  2. "Feel Good Inc." (with De La Soul)
  3. "Clint Eastwood" (with Kano & Bashy)
  4. "Don't Get Lost in Heaven"
  5. "Demon Days"
  6. "Gorillaz in Dressing Room Part 3" (visual outro)

The following setlist is obtained from the concert held at La Musicale on November 24, 2010. It is not a representation of all shows on the tour.

Set E
  1. "Orchestral Intro"
  2. "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" (with Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  3. "Last Living Souls"
  4. "Stylo" (with Bobby Womack & Mos Def or Bootie Brown)
  5. "On Melancholy Hill"
  6. "Rhinestone Eyes"
  7. "Superfast Jellyfish" (with De La Soul)
  8. "Tomorrow Comes Today"
  9. "Empire Ants" (with Little Dragon)
  10. "Broken" (with The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  11. "Dirty Harry" (with Bootie Brown)
  12. "Doncamatic" (with Daley)
  13. "El Mañana"
  14. "White Flag" (with Kano & Bashy)
  15. "To Binge" (with Little Dragon)
  16. "Glitter Freeze"
  17. "Plastic Beach"
Encore
  1. "Cloud of Unknowing" (with Bobby Womack)
  2. "Feel Good Inc." (with De La Soul)
  3. "Clint Eastwood" (with Snoop Dogg)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
3 October 2010 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
6 October 2010 Boston United States Agganis Arena
8 October 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden
10 October 2010 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
11 October 2010 Fairfax Patriot Center
13 October 2010 Detroit Fox Theatre
14 October 2010 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
16 October 2010 Chicago United States UIC Pavilion
17 October 2010 Minneapolis Target Center
19 October 2010 Houston Toyota Center
20 October 2010 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
22 October 2010 Austin Frank Erwin Center
24 October 2010 Denver Wells Fargo Theatre
26 October 2010 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
27 October 2010 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
28 October 2010 San Diego Viejas Arena
30 October 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
2 November 2010 Seattle KeyArena
3 November 2010 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
Europe
11 November 2010 Dublin Ireland The O2
12 November 2010 Manchester United Kingdom Manchester Evening News Arena
14 November 2010 London The O2 Arena
15 November 2010 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
16 November 2010 London United Kingdom The O2 Arena
17 November 2010 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
18 November 2010 Brighton Brighton Centre
21 November 2010 Berlin Germany Velodrom
22 November 2010 Paris France Zénith de Paris
23 November 2010
25 November 2010 Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena
Asia
3 December 2010 Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
Oceania
6 December 2010 Perth Australia Burswood Dome
8 December 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
11 December 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
16 December 2010 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
19 December 2010 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
21 December 2010 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
Cancellations and rescheduled shows

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thefall.gorillaz.com/
  2. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/gorillaz/11796
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  4. ^ http://news.little-dragon.se/#post37
  5. ^ Tingen, Jonathan (28 May 2013). "Q&A: Damon Albarn on the Future of Blur, His First Ever Solo Album and Why He Doesn't Hate Oasis Anymore". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gorillaz-Unofficial (22 July 2010). "America tour press release - Montreal, NYC / World Tour press release, rescheduling, cancellations". Gorillaz.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  7. ^ Gorillaz-Unofficial (22 September 2010). "Oakdale Theater, CT show cancelled (UPDATE: officially confirmed on Gorillaz.com)". Gorillaz.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.