From the NME.
Massive Attack have announced details of a UK and Ireland arena tour to celebrate the 21st anniversary of their classic album ‘Mezzanine’. Full dates and ticket details are below.
Last month, the trip-hop icons announced a special edition re-release of their landmark 1998 album – due for release on November 16. The Bristol band’s classic record, which was their third studio album and featured such singles as ‘Teardrop’ and ‘Angel’, has been remastered for the new release and will be available in both CD and extended box set formats.
Now, they’ve revealed that they’ll be taking the record out on the road once again for ‘Mezzanine XX1’ – which they describe as “a totally new audio / visual production featuring Elizabeth Fraser and designed by Robert Del Naja with collaborators to be announced at a later date”. The show will re-imagine Mezzanine using “custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences.”
Robert Del Naja added: “It’s going to be a one off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip”
Massive Attack’s full upcoming 2019 UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday November 2 and will be available here.
Monday January 28, 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tuesday January 29, 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Friday February 22, 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena
Sunday February 24, 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Friday March 1, 2019 – BRISTOL Steel Yard
Marking the 20th anniversary of its release, the special edition box set of ‘Mezzanine’ will include a book which features exclusive images by Robert Del Naja and Nick Knight. The remastered album will be spread over two pieces of coloured vinyl, while a third disc will feature previously-unheard Mad Professor remixes from the original 1998 sessions.
The 2xCD version will also include those Mad Professor remixes, and will be presented in a reproduction of the original ‘Mezzanine’ digipack.
Both the ‘Mezzanine’ box set and CD are available to pre-order now here, with the CD set to start shipping in November and the box set in December.
Meanwhile, Massive Attack also recently announced plans re-issue the album as a can of spraypaint – loaded with the DNA-encoded audio within matt black paint.
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THE WILD BUNCH Story Of A Soundsystem (2002 UK Strut label 9-track double vinyl LP, compiled by DJ Milo as a snapshot of the early b-boy/disco years of The Wild Bunch DJ crew from Bristol, members of which went on to enjoy worldwide success asMassive Attack. Custom stickered picture sleeve with illustrated/essay insert. The sleeve has some edgwear and the vinyl is Excellent with light play only STRUTLP019)
- Massive Attack - Risingson - Clear Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £30.00, $41.10, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 10:59)
MASSIVE ATTACK Risingson (1997 UK limited edition 4-track 12" single pressed on Clear Vinyl, including superb remixes by Mad Professor, Darren Emerson of Underworld & The Underdog [Trevor Jackson]. Comes housed in a fully textured & individually numbered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl is near 'as new' WBRT8)
- Massive Attack - Musst Musst - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $27.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2021 10:55)
NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN Mustt Mustt (1990 UK 3-track 12" single remixed by Massive Attack, featuring their Duck Pond Dub Mix & Single Edit plus the b-side 'The Game'. Both the picture sleeve & vinyl are in superb Excellent condition with minimal wear & play RWS1)
- Massive Attack - Safe From Harm - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.44, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2021 15:14)
MASSIVE ATTACK Safe From Harm (Classic 1991 UK injection label 7" single, featuring the 7" & Original Versions of the title track. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played WBRS3)
- Massive Attack - 100th Window - EX - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £125.00, $171.25, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 13:51)
MASSIVE ATTACK 100th Window (Rare 2003 UK 9-track triple LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl at 45rpm, their fourth studio album which includes the singles Special Cases and Butterfly Caught. The tri-fold picture sleeve has some evidence ofshelfwear & age to the edges along with a small spot of sticker residue to the front and apart from just a couple of light surface scuffs showing evidence of play, all three discs remains in EX condition for its FIFTEEN plus years and is offeredat an advantageous price! V2967)
- Massive Attack - Protection - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.75, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2021 12:22)
MASSIVE ATTACK Protection (Original 1994 UK Wild Bunch / Circa label 10-track vinyl LP featuring collaborations with Tracey Thorn and Tricky and including the singles Protection and Karmacoma plus a live version of Light My Fire, picture sleeve with picture inner. The sleeve has a slight sticker tear in the top right corner and shows some light edgewear and corner scuffs; the vinyl shows a few light hairlines - overall an excellent copy WBRLP2)
- Massive Attack - No Protection - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.95, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2021 16:26)
MASSIVE ATTACK VS MAD PROFESSOR No Protection (1995 UK 8-track LP, invoking the time-honoured Jamaican tradition of the dub album, reworked by a mixing board auteur Mad Professor! Fantastic Stephen Bliss artwork picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl appears barely played WBRLP3)