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Gorillaz to play first world tour

Gorillaz
Image caption Gorillaz have played several festivals this summer

Hip-hop pop collective Gorillaz - who are fronted by Damon Albarn - have announced their first world tour.

The group will play 20 US shows, 10 nights in Europe - including two nights at London's O2 Arena - before heading to Asia and Australia for seven shows.

Some of the band's previously announced UK dates will be moved to accommodate an extra date in Brighton and in Antwerp, Belgium.

The group are best known for hits such as Dare and Clint Eastwood.

Shows in Glasgow, Newcastle and Milan are being cancelled because of the new route.

Their third album, Plastic Beach, which their tour is named after, was released in March and went to number two in the UK chart.

The band recently headlined Glastonbury Festival after U2 were forced to pull out because of a back injury sustained by singer Bono.

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