Massive Attack are heading back on the road to celebrate their seminal 1998 album Mezzanine.
The trip-hop icons have announced the details of a 2019 tour. Entitled Mezzanine XXI, the tour will see the artists perform at various cities in the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America. Furthermore, Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser will be joining them on the road.
According to a press release, the tour will involve new audiovisual production from Robert Del Naja and a host of collaborators, set to be announced at a later date. Described by Del Naja as a “personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip,” the tour will reimagine Mezzanine “using custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences”.
Massive Attack last performed in the UK in 2016, with two dates at the Brixton Academy.
Mezzanine turned 20 this year on 20 April. The group marked the anniversary by encoding it into DNA, and then later released the remastered version as DNA-encoded spray paint, with each aerosol can containing around one million copies of the album. It was also reissued on coloured vinyl in heat sensitive packaging, and featured previously unheard Mad Professor dub remixes from the original sessions.
Tickets go on sale at 10am (GMT) on 2 November. Head to Massive Attack’s website for more information, and check out the list of tour dates below.
28 January 2019 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
29 January, 2019 – Manchester Arena
22 February 2019 – London, O2 Arena
24 February 2019 – Dublin, 3Arena
1 March 2019 – Bristol, Steel Yard