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Massive Attack postpone North American tour


Massive Attack postponed their eagerly anticipated North American tour due to illness.

The tour, which has seen the band play sold out shows in the UK already, comes in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the band’s iconic 1998 album Mezzanine.

Now though, the North American dates have been put on hold. “The band are deeply sorry for any inconvenience and are looking forward to bringing the show to the USA and Canada soon,” they said in a statement.

Full announcement on the rescheduled dates will be announced on March 14th, no further details have been shared.

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Having already announced plans to reissue the album on limited edition vinyl, the band will head 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.”

The postponed dates, are:

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
0/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
03/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/22 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Masonic Temple
03/23 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
03/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
03/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
03/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
04/02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre