Escape to Plastic Beach Tour
|Tour by Gorillaz|
|Associated album||Plastic Beach|
|Start date||3 October 2010|
|End date||21 December 2010|
|No. of shows||
|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.
- Damon Albarn – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, melodica
- Paul Simonon – bass guitar
- Mick Jones – rhythm guitar, background vocals
- Jeff Wootton – lead guitar (Certain dates)
- Simon Tong – lead guitar (replaced Jeff Wootton on certain dates)
- Cass Browne – drums, drum machine
- Mike Smith – keyboards
- Gabriel "Manuals" Wallace – drums, percussion
- Jesse Hackett – keyboards
Guest collaborators and additional musicians
- 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" (Madison Square Garden)
- 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)
- Little Dragon - Guests on "Empire Ants" and "To Binge" (select dates only)
- De La Soul - Guests on "Feel Good Inc." and "Clint Eastwood"
- Members of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music - Guests on "White Flag"
- Strings By Demon Strings
- Brass By The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
- We Are Wolves (Montreal)
- N*E*R*D (North America)
- Little Dragon, De La Soul (Europe & Australia)
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 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.
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.
The following setlist is obtained from the concert held in Toronto on October 24, 2010. It is not a representation of all shows on the tour.
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.
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.
|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||Dodge 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|
|11 November 2010||Dublin||Ireland||The O2|
|12 November 2010||Manchester||England||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|14 November 2010||London||The O2 Arena|
|15 November 2010||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Heineken Music Hall|
|16 November 2010||London||England||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|
|3 December 2010||Chek Lap Kok||Hong Kong||AsiaWorld–Arena|
|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
|8 September 2010||Glasgow, U.K.||Glasgow SECC||Cancelled|
|10 September 2010||Birmingham, U.K.||Birmingham National Indoor Arena||Rescheduled to 17 November 2010|
|11 September 2010||Newcastle, U.K.||Newcastle Metro Arena||Cancelled|
|12 September 2010||Manchester, U.K.||Manchester Evening News Arena||Rescheduled to 12 November 2010|
|14 September 2010||London, U.K.||O2 Arena||Rescheduled to 14 November 2010|
|15 September 2010||London, U.K.||O2 Arena||Rescheduled to 16 November 2010|
|22 September 2010||Dublin, Ireland||O2 Arena||Rescheduled to 11 November 2010|
|5 October 2010||Hartford, CT||Oakdale Theater||Cancelled|
|14 November 2010||Paris, France||Zenith||Rescheduled to 22 November 2010|
|17 November 2010||Berlin, Germany||Velodrom||Rescheduled to 21 November 2010|
|19 November 2010||Milan, Italy||Forum||Cancelled|
- Gorillaz-Unofficial (22 July 2010). "America tour press release - Montreal, NYC / World Tour press release, rescheduling, cancellations". Gorillaz.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Gorillaz-Unofficial (22 September 2010). "Oakdale Theater, CT show cancelled (UPDATE: officially confirmed on Gorillaz.com)". Gorillaz.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.