Massive Attack announce 21st anniversary Mezzanine tour for 2019

Massive Attack: Rex Features
Massive Attack: Rex Features

Massive Attack have announced a UK and Ireland tour to celebrate the 21st anniversary of their album Mezzanine.

Last month, the trip-hop collective revealed a special edition of their landmark 1998 album would be released on 16 November. The record was their third studio album, and featured singles including "Angel" and the international hit single "Teardrop". The re-release, which has been remastered, will be available in CD and extended box set formats.

The tour is being described as a "totally new audio/visual production" featuring Elizabeth Fraser, who performed vocals on three tracks from Mezzanine and toured with the band in 2006. Other collaborators will be announced at a later date, the band have said.

The show, designed by Robert Del Naja, will use "custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences".

"It's going to be a one off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip," Del Naja said.

See the dates in full below. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 2 November.

Monday 28 January – Glasgow SSE Hydro

Tuesday 29 January – Manchester Arena

Friday 22 February – London O2 Arena

Sunday 24 February – Dublin 3Arena

Friday 1 March – Bristol Steel Yard

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