Massive Attack cover Velvet Underground and The Cure in comeback concert
Massive Attack kicked off their eagerly anticipated Mezzanine anniversary tour with a full blooded performance in Glasgow.
Having already announced plans to reissue the album on limited edition vinyl, the band are out on tour to be what Robert Del Naja described as “a one-off piece of work; our own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip.”
A tour which they have titled ‘Mezzanine XX1’ will be “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 band said in a press release. To keep things fresh, the show will be a “custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences.”
Kicking things off at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the band introduced Cocteau Twins’ very own Liz Fraser on tour for the first time since 2006. Together, Massive Attack rolled through Mezzanine and threw in some iconic cover songs for good measure.