Gorillaz Announce Four-Date ‘The Getaway’ US Tour
Gorillaz have announced ‘The Getaway’: a series of four U.S. shows slated for the autumn of 2023, with support from KAYTRANADA, Lil Yachty and Remi Wolf.
‘The Getaway’ will be the final run of U.S. dates in support of the band’s recently released smash album Cracker Island. The dates begin on Sunday, 10 September at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, with stops at Q2 Stadium in Austin on Wednesday, 13 September and Credit 1 Union Amphitheatre in Chicago on 16 September, before concluding on Tuesday, 19 September at Boston’s Fenway Park.
The dates find 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel on the run in the U.S., having packed into their van following Gorillaz’ recent back-to-back Coachella performances – the first of which inspired The Los Angeles Times to proclaim “Gorillaz rule Day 1,” the second described by Uproxx as “electrifying” – and their highly successful 2022 World Tour led by Damon Albarn and the 14-piece live band, aided and abetted by a varying cast of guest performers.
Tickets for ‘The Getaway’ shows began with a Live Nation presale beginning Wednesday, 31 May at 10 AM local time. The general on sale begins today, Friday, 2 June at 10 AM local time through the band’s official website.
The Gorillaz live experience has drawn some of the band’s best reviews to date. It was hailed by Rolling Stone as “an overwhelming pop spectacle, with Damon Albarn’s steady presence to keep the audience focused” draws on 20+ years of genre-bending, paradigm-shifting, consistently innovative musical brilliance.
Since their creation at the hands of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs have amassed an unparalleled arsenal of classic tunes including Clint Eastwood, Rock The House, Dirty Harry, Kids With Guns, On Melancholy Hill, Andromeda, Momentary Bliss, New Gold, and literally dozens more.
The BRIT and GRAMMY Award winning band’s albums include this year’s chart-topping Cracker Island, Gorillaz (2001), Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine – Season One: Strange Timez (2020).
Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking and unique ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. The band is recognized by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
GORILLAZ ‘The Getaway’ Shows 2023:
Sun, 10 Sept – Los Angeles, CA – BMO Stadium
Wed, 13 Sept – Austin, TX – Q2 Stadium
Sat, 16 Sept – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
Tue, 19 Sept – Boston, MA – Fenway Park