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Massive Attack began ‘Mezzanine’ tour w/ Liz Fraser & Horace Andy, covered Velvet Underground, The Cure, more

Trip hop vets Massive Attack began their ‘Mezzanine XXI’ tour celebrating their classic 1998 album Mezzanine in Glasgow last night (1/28). As promised, they had Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser (who sings on Mezzanine) with them, and they also had reggae vet Horace Andy (who’s also on Mezzanine). They played every song on Mezzanine and did covers of songs that they sampled for the album, including The Velvet Underground’s “I Found A Reason” (sampled on “Risingson”), The Cure’s “10:15 Saturday Night” (sampled on “Man Next Door”), Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” (sampled on “Risingson”), Ultravox’s “Rockwrok” (sampled on “Inertia Creeps”), and Horace Andy’s own “See A Man’s Face” (sampled on “Exchange”). Some of these songs hadn’t been performed live by Massive Attack since around Mezzanine‘s release, and some of the covers had never been performed live by them at all. Filmmaker Adam Curtis, who collaborated with Massive Attack on their high-concept 2013 shows (like at Park Avenue Armory), created the visuals. Check out videos from the show and the full setlist, below.

As mentioned, the tour hits NYC on March 15 & 16 at Radio City Music Hall. Both shows are sold out (only resale tickets are available). Updated dates are listed below.

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Massive Attack at SSE Hydro – 1/28/19 Setlist (via)
I Found a Reason (The Velvet Underground cover) (Live debut)
Risingson
10:15 Saturday Night (The Cure cover) (Live debut)
Man Next Door (with Horace Andy)
Black Milk (with Elizabeth Fraser) (First performance since 2007)
Mezzanine (First performance since 2010)
Exchange (First performance since 1998)
See a Man’s Face (Horace Andy cover) (with Horace Andy) (First performance since 1998)
Dissolved Girl (First performance since 1997)
Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Pete Seeger cover) (with Elizabeth Fraser)
Inertia Creeps
Rockwrok (Ultravox cover) (Live debut)
Angel (with Horace Andy)
Teardrop (with Elizabeth Fraser)
Group Four (with Elizabeth Fraser) (First performance since 2007)

Massive Attack — 2019 Tour Dates
01/28 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
01/31 Brussels, Belgium – Palias 12
02/01 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
02/04 Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
02/05 Munich, Germany – Zenith
02/06 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
02/08 Rome, Italy – Palalottomatica
02/09 Padua, Italy – Kioene Arena
02/11 Paris, France – Zenith
02/13 Nantes, France – Zenith de Nantes Metropole
02/14 Bordeaux, France – Bordeaux Metropole Arena
02/18 Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeno
02/22 London, England – O2 Arena
02/24 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
03/01 Bristol, England – Steel Yard, Bristol
03/11 Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
03/12 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
03/14 Boston, MA – Boch Center
03/15 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
03/16 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
03/20 Washington, DC – The Anthem
03/22 Detroit, MI – The Detroit Masonic Temple
03/23 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/24 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
03/28 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium
03/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium
04/02 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

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