Gorillaz Bring N.E.R.D. on Board, Host Live Ustream Chat

[13 September 2010]

By Chris Catania

The Gorillaz concept album Plastic Beach has been coming to life in Europe these past few months, and now their quest for total Northern Hemisphere domination continues as the Escape To Plastic Beach Tour looks to conquer North America this fall.

Confirmed as support for the North American dates, N.E.R.D. will join the tour at Boston’s Agganis Arena and will be performing all the North American dates except Montreal, QC and Wallingford, CT.

Who’s joining the Gorillaz crew on this side of the pond? The current “partial” line up of guests scheduled to appear on the tour includes: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Bashy, Little Dragon, De La Soul,  Roses Gabor, Bootie Brown, Bobby Womack, Kano, Miho Hatori (to appear in Los Angeles and NYC only).

The Gorillaz Plastic Beach band, which features Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash, will only be appearing in select cities. You can visit Gorillaz.com for a full list of scheduled appearances.

And to get fans ready for the tour, a live chat on Ustream and Facebook will be happening this week. The interactive and virtual preview will be hosted by fictional character/bass player of Gorillaz Murdoc will be chatting live from Plastic Beach on Thursday, September 16th at 5pm EST, 10pm London BST via Ustream. It can also be viewed on the band’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/gorillaz. You can submit your questions in advance via Twitter using the hashtag #gorillazlive.

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