In Photos: Gorillaz Bring “Shy-Town” to Chicago’s United Center (10/16)

Damon Albarn's animated trip-hop troupe delivers all sorts of hits, deep cuts, and surprises

Gorillaz, Chicago, photo by Heather Kaplan

    We’ve heard of Gorillas in the Mist, but Gorillaz in “Shy-Town”? Such was the case on Tuesday night, when Damon Albarn and his bratty team of animated trip-hop rockers conquered Chicago’s United Center like they were in a Matthew Reeves’ actioneer.

    In support of this year’s The Now Now, Albarn came fully stocked with Jamie Hewlett’s creations and a dizzying array of hits and deep cuts — 29 selections in all. One surprise was the live debut of “Shy-Town” off 2010’s iPad-created The Fall:

    Guests included De La SoulPeven EverettJamie Principle, and Bootie Brown.

    Senior photographer Heather Kaplan was front and center on the scene, snapping as many photos of the Gorillaz as she could. Peep ’em all and the full setlist below.


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    M1 A1 (with “Lil’ Dub Chefin'” outro)
    Last Living Souls
    Rhinestone Eyes
    Saturnz Barz
    Tomorrow Comes Today
    Shy-Town (Live debut)
    Magic City
    Every Planet We Reach Is Dead (Alt ending)
    Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
    On Melancholy Hill
    El Mañana
    Fire Flies
    Strobelitem (with Peven Everett)
    Interlude: Elevator Going Up
    Andromeda (D.R.A.M. Special vocal outro)
    Hollywood (with Jamie Principle)
    Stylo (with Peven Everett and Bootie Brown)
    Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
    Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
    Souk Eye
    Plastic Beach

    Lake Zurich
    Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) (English vocal intro)
    Kids With Guns (Damon wore a Noodle mask… more )
    Clint Eastwood
    Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
    Demon Days