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- Posted on Mar 23rd 2010 6:45AM by Tom Davenport
According to Portsmouth.co.uk, the anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health are calling for prosecution.
"The law is very clear. It's not just illegal, but more importantly it's about the message it sends out to fans. People in the public eye have a duty not to promote smoking."
Portsmouth City Council said "We haven't received an official complaint about smoking during the Gorillaz's performance but if this did come to light we would investigate further."
If fined, the bandmates could be face a bill of £1,000 each. The staff at the venue claim they weren't aware of the smoking -- though we think it might be worth watching the stage when a troupe of megastars visit your quaint 500-capacity venue.
All that said, there were no complaints from the audience, who were likely chuffed to see the band venue of this size. One fan, who paid £60 for the privilege, said, "Seeing a collection of fantastic musicians playing some of the most inventive pop and hip-hop of the decade ... is an experience I'll never forget."
Previously this week the group announced two full-scale London gigs on April 29 and 30.