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  • pearl spampearl spam Posts: 154
    i would love to catch this band live! i bet they are very good live
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,261
    pearl spam wrote:
    i would love to catch this band live! i bet they are very good live

    In about 20 minutes, they'll be streaming live here:

    http://gorillaz.com/

    But yeah, I'm hoping for a U.S. tour.
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  • pearl spampearl spam Posts: 154
    merkinball wrote:
    pearl spam wrote:
    i would love to catch this band live! i bet they are very good live

    In about 20 minutes, they'll be streaming live here:

    http://gorillaz.com/

    But yeah, I'm hoping for a U.S. tour.

    cheers dude :D
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  • chimechime Posts: 7,822
    I was at the show last night ... it was awesome! ... hopefully the footage tonight does the venue justice.

    You could see the band but there was a huge screen above/behind them.

    Loads of the singers were there incl. Shaun Ryder, De La Soul and Mos Def but Snoop was on the screen at the beginning for Welcome to ...

    ... and Mick Jones always looks like he is having the best time ever :mrgreen:

    The most dancing I#ve ever done at a show :lol:

    A review from the gig I was at which pretty much sums it up http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... eview.html

    "When Gorillaz last played a gig in London back in 2001, it was to a certain amount of collective head-scratching. It wasn’t just the fact that with Blur seemingly in decline, Damon Albarn had chosen to channel his abundant talents into the creation of a fictional cartoon fourpiece, sketched by his friend the comic artist Jamie Hewlett and featuring a demonically-possesed drummer called Russel.

    It was also the nature of the live show. To resolve the knotty issue of how to put on a performance by a fictional band, Albarn and his band had decided to play at the back of the stage behind a screen bombarded with footage of the cartoon group. The most that was seen of the real musicians were shadows bobbing blurrily at the back of the stage. If it was all a post modern joke it didn’t feel like a terribly good one.

    But what a difference a decade makes. The band that arose out of a bit of questionable rock star whimsy have gone on to become one of the biggest acts in the world, selling more than 12 million records internationally. And if their early gigs appeared half-baked, Thursday night’s performance – their first proper concert in Britain since they performed for five nights at the Manchester International Festival in 2005 – was extraordinary, an ambitious and brilliantly conceived show that thrummed with wit, energy and a seemingly boundless sense of possibility.

    It began with a mere 19 people on stage, a string section, a choral group, and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash among them. By the time of White Flag, an unlikely fusion of grime and middle eastern classical music, the number had risen to more than 30, with London MCs Kano and Bashy leaping around while players from the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music provided a puckish accompaniment of flute and strings.

    That may have been the night’s most unusual cross-genre hook-up, but it was by no means the only one. Albarn traded verses with soul legend Bobby Womack on the pulsing electropop of Stylo, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys duelled with rappers De La Soul on Superfast Jellyfish, and throughout the night there was a succession of cult musical figures queueing up to perform. Best by a whisker was Shaun Ryder who slouched onstage to supply ramshackle vocals on the 2005 Number 1 Dare.

    Cynics may carp that the success of Gorillaz albums – and in particular, their latest Plastic Beach - owe as much to Albarn’s contacts book as to his songwriting skills. But it’s the ingenuity with which he manages these collaborations which allows them to take flight, the legacy of the dizzying array of projects – from Chinese opera to Malian pop - he has undertaken over the past ten years. No matter how starry his co-conspirators it was Albarn who was the most magnetic presence, prowling around the stage to spur on the other musicians, or stomping his feet at the piano, not so much tickling the ivories as bashing the hell out of them.

    Hewlett’s visuals took a back seat. Witty cartoon collages and short films were broadcast on a giant screen above the performers heads but you didn’t really want to take your eyes off the musicians. This gig may been performed under the auspices of the fictional 2d band whose images popped up on the screen occasionally, but it was down on the stage, that it came thrillingly to life. "
    So are we strangers now? Like rock and roll and the radio?
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,139
    Gorillaz confirm North American tour! :D

    3 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre (on sale 8/14)
    5 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre (on sale 8/13)
    6 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena (on sale 8/6)
    8 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (on sale 8/6)
    10 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (on sale 8/6)
    11 - Washington, DC - Patriot Center (on sale 8/13)
    13 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre (on sale 8/6)
    14 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre (on sale 8/13)
    16 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion (on sale 8/27)
    17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (on sale 8/13)
    19 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (on sale 8/6)
    20 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre (on sale 8/13)
    22 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center (on sale 8/13)
    24 - Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre (on sale 8/13)
    26 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre (on sale 8/6)
    27 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre (on sale 8/6)
    30 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena (on sale tba)

    November 2010
    2 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena (on sale 8/20)
    3 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena (on sale 8/13)
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  • TangerineTangerine Posts: 880
    My son's very first favorite song ever was Song 2 when he was about 9 months old and able to "get into" music, as much as 9 month olds can ;) And he's loved the Gorillaz for years (and no I didn't quite know all the lyrics until a few years back). Anyhow, he's 15 now and they're finally playing Boston and we'd all like to see them. He still seems to want to go (if you're a parent you know what I mean when I say "seems to"..."um yeah, I'll go...", like if you don't get tickets they won't be irate!) so I have two questions-->

    1--Is it worth it to see them without all the "special effects"? I watched a couple of the Coachella clips and I wasn't that impressed.
    2--If we do go, where is the optimal viewing area? Up close, far back, far back in the middle...I'm assuming side views are out due to the screen so I'm really looking at the benefits of being close to the stage. Is it worth an extra $200 for the 3 of us?
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,139
    Saw them in Camden, NJ last night, very cool show. NERD opened up and played for about 45 mins. or so. Gorillaz hit the stage and played for about an hour and 45 mins. We were originally suppose to be in section 200 but got upgraded to section 100 (towards the right) cause there was no row "N" or something. This was the exact set list from NYC the night before which i didn't mind. Unfortunately the Gorillaz couldn't perform because they were stuck in their dressing room and couldn't get out :lol: so there was a "Gorillaz tribute band" instead.

    Setlist:
    1.Orchestral Intro
    2.Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
    3.19/2000
    4.Last Living Souls
    5.Stylo (with Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
    6.On Melancholy Hill
    7.Rhinestone Eyes (with Rosie Wilson)
    8.Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
    9.Tomorrow Comes Today
    10.Empire Ants (with Yukimi Nagano)
    11.Broken (with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
    12.Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
    13.El Mañana
    14.White Flag (with the American Syrian Orchestra, Bashy, and Kano)
    15.To Binge (with Yukimi Nagano)
    16.DARE (with Rosie Wilson)
    17.Glitter Freeze
    18.Sweepstakes (with Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
    19.Plastic Beach
    Encore:
    20.Cloud of Unknowing (with Bobby Womack)
    21.Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
    22.Clint Eastwood (with Bashy)
    23.Don't Get Lost In Heaven

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  • tcaporaletcaporale Posts: 1,577
    Saw them in Madison Square Garden the other night. Amazing show.

    Lou Reed was there!
  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,261
    End of the tour coming up. Caught them last in San Diego, great show. Getting Mick & Paul from the Clash in the lineup was genius, Paul in particular was a blast to watch. Really liked the way they structured this tour putting all the musicians front & center.
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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    New Gorillaz video for "Stylo" :D Pretty bad ass. and yes album is out also, pretty decent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9vAOzYz-Qs


    Nice!
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,139
    new song featuring Andre 3000 and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) "Do Ya Thing"

    http://play.converse.com/blog/2012/02/23/doyathing/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO2YG5jVWuA
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,261
    new song featuring Andre 3000 and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) "Do Ya Thing"

    http://play.converse.com/blog/2012/02/23/doyathing/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO2YG5jVWuA

    Thanks for posting.

    Nice to hear Andre 3000 again. Glad there's new music on the Gorillaz front too.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,139
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  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,080
    Wouldn't it be funny if the world ended in 2010, with lots of fire?
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,139
    Hell yeah new Gorillaz!

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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,438
    song is meh, but it gets me excited for a new album.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,139

    song is meh, but it gets me excited for a new album.

    yeah not feeling it too much, but better than nothing.
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  • elvistheking44elvistheking44 Posts: 3,023

    song is meh, but it gets me excited for a new album.

    yeah not feeling it too much, but better than nothing.
    Just barely better than nothing.....was really looking for something great out of these guys.
  • elvistheking44elvistheking44 Posts: 3,023

    Hell yeah new Gorillaz!

    This is hot garbage
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,438
    Its not garbage. Its more art-y than people want out of Gorillaz though.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,696
    A new song leaked.
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,438
    edited March 20
    2 new ones did. And clips of 3 others.

    Saturnz Barz is fire. Loving it. Busted & Blue is a standard Albarn song.

    The songs with clips are the most interesting and promising. The tracks with Danny Brown and DRAM are gonna be unbelievable.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 36,172

    Hell yeah new Gorillaz!

    This is hot garbage
    I don't like the spoken word part at all, but take that part out and I think it's a pretty cool song otherwise. And it gets me very excited about the new album. Something new and different - yeah!
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