Gorillaz x Converse Special CollaborationJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011
"To converse: the exchange of thoughts, feelings or ideas, that's what Gorillaz are all about," Gorillaz' drummer Russel Hobbs said, "working and collaborating and exchanging ideas with other artists and global communicators. We've been trading in ideas and conversing with one another for 10 years. So I couldn't think of a better bunch of people to help celebrate our decade in the business than the good people over at the Converse shoe company. Plus I've been wearing my Chuck Taylor's since forever."
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Gorillaz are widely recognized for creating a new genre of music while redefining the concept of a band. With a unique sound that brought together alternative rock, hip hop, electronic and pop music, the band implemented fresh ideas from their limitless fictional universe and have sold over 15 million records worldwide to date. On November 28, they will release the long-awaited Singles Collection: 2001-2011, celebrating a decade together.
Gorillaz and Converse will host a Gorillaz Sound System evening at the legendary 100 Club in London, UK to celebrate the shoe release on Thursday, December 1. Fully endorsed by Gorillaz, Gorillaz Sound System is a unique audio-visual experience, featuring music, live percussion and special projections. Get to London and Converse.co.uk or Gorillaz.com for ticket info.