Gorillaz Announce Last Live Shows

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn has announced that the virtual hip-hop group will perform their last live shows in Las Vegas after a short world tour later this year.

“There’s a possibility of doing these shows one more time, in Las Vegas,” he told MTV.com. “But we’re not sure when. I love the idea of Gorillaz – on their third-ever [set of gigs] – playing Vegas. And, of course, it’ll be big and all bells and whistles. And then that’s it.

“We’re putting Gorillaz back on the shelf after these last few gigs and working on other things for a while. It’s been brilliant, and this time it’s been a runaway success, so why not just leave it like that? So we’re retiring. We’ve been taking notes and we’re going to do it hip-hop style, like Jay-Z.”

The band hasn’t declared any specific date of retirement, but plan to release a computer game, a movie and a Chinese opera called “Monkey: Journey To The West,” before the call it quits. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers