Escape to Plastic Beach Tour

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Escape to Plastic Beach Tour
Tour by Gorillaz
Associated album Plastic Beach
Start date 3 October 2010
End date 21 December 2010
Legs 4
Shows 36
19 in North America
10 in Europe
1 in Asia
6 in Oceania

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]

Opening acts[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.

Songs played[edit]

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 Theater
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