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    Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    No tour for Britain's Gorillaz

    LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Britain's Grammy Award-winning Gorillaz, has had to scrap its plans for a world tour because of the high cost of creating the animated musicians.

    The "virtual" band -- Murdoc, 2-D, Russel and Noodle -- appeared with Madonna on the Feb. 6 Grammy Awards broadcast and went on to chalk up an award for best pop collaboration with vocals.

    Jamie Hewlett, who started the Gorillaz with Blur's Damon Albarn, told Contactmusic.com they found out it would cost more than $1.5 million to take the cartoon band on tour.

    "We're just not gonna be able to do a proper tour," Hewlett said. "We've tried really hard to work out a way but the costs would be just astronomical."
    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.ph...3-055607-9515r
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    Damn.
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    That sucks, I actually thought about going to see them.
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    Me, too, my daughter and I love them.
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    And if I post my thoughts on the situation and the band, I'd probably get a .

    But, hey... at least the cartoon design of the band is kinda cool.
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    I didn't even know they were a cartoon band! LOLOL!!!

    But I knew Damon was part of it and I adore Blur so....

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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    This so sucks but thanks for the info


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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    Frum, agreed.
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    If they can't tour as a cartoon band, then freakin' tour as real people!

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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    This night, Gorillaz themselves are real draw April 4, 2006
    New York Daily News
    By Jim Farber

    Mistakes and glitches can be a blessing in disguise. Consider the case of Gorillaz.
    At the opening of the group's five-night run at the Apollo on Sunday, technical bugaboos felled a supposedly crucial part of the event. Screens designed to display the cartoon characters that represent the Gorillaz as a "virtual" band didn't function, which left the flesh-and-blood musicians to entertain us as an actual band.

    For those who haven't followed the story so far: Gorillaz is a collaboration between Blur front man Damon Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett. Albarn handles much of the music while Hewlett creates the characters in videos and other promotional lures. (Cute, eh?)
    Yet at the Apollo, the actual Gorillaz proved so compelling, it left the cartoon aspect seeming like a distraction and marketing gimmick. As a happy result, we could finally hear how animated the band can be.
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    max loves them!! (yes he is only 3 -almost, one week from thurs)
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    Damn! I love the Gorillaz! The bit they did at the MTV music awards was amazing, but I can understand how hard that would be to pull off via world tour. Still disappointing.

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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    Gorillaz' Jamie Hewlett Gets Design Award

    May 23, 2006

    Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has been named Britain's designer of the year for his groundbreaking animation for the virtual band.

    Hewlett, who first earned fame for co-creating the comicstrip, TANK GIRL, won the award May 22, 2006, in a ceremony at the Design Museum. He was honored for conceiving the graphics, animation and "live" performances for the band, which is composed of four animated, fictional members.

    "Jamie Hewlett has not only created a personal mythology with the virtual band Gorillaz, he has also created designs for the direction in which technology and culture are going — the shape of things to come," said Christopher Frayling, who chaired the award jury.

    The annual $47,000 prize honors the British or Britain-based designer who has made the biggest contribution to design in the past year.

    Hewlett co-formed the Gorillaz with Blur singer Damon Albarn. The virtual band's albums include the self-titled, "Gorillaz," and "Demon Days."

    http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=...sitem_no=17026
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    Re: Gorillaz' World Tour plans erased!

    that's so sad... i loved seeing video of the one at the mtv awards thing...

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