Earlier this year, it seemed like Gorillaz, who are hot off the best album of their career in Plastic Beach, would support their new album with minimal touring. Coachella, international dates, and maybe a few big American cities if we're lucky seemed likely. Band leader Damon Albarn's projects, including Blur and The Good, the Bad, and the Queen, also rarely play North American concerts.

Now, thanks to what may have been an unexpected and very positive response to Plastic Beach, Gorillaz are currently lining up a seemingly large-scale North American tour. As of right now on Murdoc Niccals' Twitter account, the band is dropping clues about which cities they're going to visit:

Oakland "We may need to pay a visit to our brethren, the Raiders."

Philadelphia "Who can we call to get the Liberty Bell onto our stage when we hit the States? Seems it would make a great Gong."

Los Angeles "Anyone know if LiLo is taking visitors?" (Maybe they'll do a Johnny Cash-inspired show at the prison Lindsay Lohan is serving time at...)

Washington DC? "Murdoc is dead-set on streaking across Michele's lawn. We should try to make his dream come true."

Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, and Boston all seem to be on Gorillaz's tour itinerary as well.

It should be a great concert, as it always is when bands are absolutely on top of their game.

Check out the video for "On Melancholy Hill" (look out for cartoon cameos by Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, and De La Soul), which is not only one of the best songs of 2010 so far, but also one of the most perfectly crafted pop songs in years:

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