Gorillaz / Red Rocks / Colorado / September 26th /Tickets
British mega band The Gorillaz will be bringing their tricked out road show to Red Rocks in Colorado on September 26th for what is sure to be one of those special nights under the stars.
Considered the first “virtual hip-hop group,” Gorillaz blended the musical talents of Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, Blur’s Damon Albarn, Cibo Matto’s Miho Hatori, and Tom Tom Club’s Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz with the arresting visuals of Jamie Hewlett, best known as the creator of the cult comic Tank Girl. The virtual band is formed by the four animated band members: 2D (vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitars) and Russel Hobbs (drums, percussion). Gorillaz has a dark and humorous backstory. Murdoc inadvertently put 2D into and out of a coma while trying to steal keyboards and reckless driving. Russel and his family re-rooted to England from New York due to Russel being possessed by a demon, put in a coma for 4 years until being saved by an exorcism, and being on the wrong end of a drive-by shooting, which contributed to his drumming and rapping skills, since his friends’ spirits reside in him. Noodle arrived in a FedEx crate from Japan after an ad was posted for a guitarist. According to the storyline, character 2D’s legal name is Stuart Tusspot. His original nickname was Stu-Pot. He Became 2D after the accidents caused by Murdoc, giving him 2 dents in his head (2D standing for two dents). No one knows what Noodle’s real name is, but it is said she was named “Noodle” because that was the first word she said in English. The band lives in the also-fictitious Kong Studios, high upon a mountain in the centre of a cemetery in Essex.