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Massive Attack have built a huge custom venue for their upcoming Bristol gigs


Massive Attack are returning to Bristol for a string of homecoming shows and have built their own custom venue for the occasion.

Playing two massive gigs on March 1st and 2nd, the band have built a quite ridiculous 14,000 capacity structure at the new Steel Yard venue.

Located on the former Filton Airfield, the massive Steel Yard venue will be taken down after Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall have played their two shows.

The gigs fall part of the Mezzanine anniversary tour in celebration of the iconic record’s 21st anniversary.

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’ has been described 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 band said in a press release. To keep things fresh, the show will be a “custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences.”

Taking things to the next level for their return to Bristol, images of Massive Attack’s new venue have started to emerge on social media:

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