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Massive Attack have announced headline UK dates, kicking off in Glasgow on the 28 January 2019. The five UK and Ireland dates form part of a full European run, which also see Bristol pioneers take to France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Portugal.
The totally new audio and visual production features Sottish singer and songwriter Elizabeth Fraser, best known for fronting Cocteau Twins, and design by Robert Del Naja. Del Naja, also known as 3D, emerged out of the Bristol graffiti scene as well as being a founding member of Massive Attack. In 2009 he received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
“It’s going to be a one off piece of work,” he says of the shows, “our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip.”
The live shows reimagine their iconic third album Mezzanine, originally released in 1998. Twenty one years on, the shows promise custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences.
Featuring the influential top 10 track Teardrop, later featured as the theme for hit US series House, as well as the likes of the haunting Angel and the eerie Inertia Creeps, Mezzanine hit the No.1 spot on the official UK album chart.
Certified twice Platinum in the UK, the album followed the collective’s Blue Lines and Protection, marking their first No.1 album. They followed suit with 100th Window in 2003.
Massive Attack will be reimagining the record on the following UK and Ireland dates:
28 January 2019 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
29 January 2019 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
22 February 2019 – The O2, London
24 February 2019 – 3Arena, Dublin
1 March 2019 – Steelyard, Bristol
Tickets for Massive Attack in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Dublin and Bristol will be available from 10:00 on Friday 2 November 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.