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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.

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Below, you will find the band’s setlist and recorded fan footage:

Massive Attack’s setlist:

  • ‘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) (First performance since 1998)
  • ‘Dissolved Girl’ (First performance since 1997)
  • ‘Rockwrok’ (Ultravox cover) (Live debut)
  • ‘Inertia Creeps’ (Cover – could be “Last Bongo in Belgium”?)
  • ‘Angel’ (with Horace Andy)
  • ‘Teardrop’ (with Elizabeth Fraser)
  • ‘Group Four’ (with Elizabeth Fraser) (First performance since 2007)