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

on October 17, 2018, 7:49pm

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.

But also: Follow Heather and Consequence on Instagram.

Setlist:
M1 A1 (with “Lil’ Dub Chefin'” outro)
Tranz
Last Living Souls
Rhinestone Eyes
Saturnz Barz
Tomorrow Comes Today
Shy-Town (Live debut)
Magic City
Every Planet We Reach Is Dead (Alt ending)
19-2000
Humility
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

Encore:
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

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