Massive Attack announces North American Tour but avoids Montreal
Massive Attack will tour North America for the first time since 2006 in support of their newly released fifth studio album Heligoland. The North American trek will start in Toronto on May 7 at Sound Academy and wrap May 30 at the Sasquatch Festival in George, WA. They will play two shows in Toronto, NYC, Los Angeles and San Francisco with general on sale beginning March 5 (full schedule below).
Massive Attack’s latest album Heligoland was released on February 9 on EMI’s Virgin Records and debuted at # 4 on the Digital Album Chart and #12 on the Top Current Album Chart in Canada according to Nielsen SoundScan. An all star cast join founding members Robert Del Naja (3D) and Grand Marshall (Daddy G) on their first studio album in seven years which includes Damon Albarn, Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Elbow’s Guy Garvey and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe. Albarn also plays bass on “Flat Of The Blade” and Keyboards on “Splitting The Atom” while Portishead’s Adrian Utley plays guitar on ‘Saturday Come Slow.’ The band also collaborated with DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy on selected tracks. The cover artwork features an original image by Robert Del Naja.
Over the last three years Robert Del Naja has written and produced soundtracks for a number of films and documentaries, including ‘Trouble In The Water,’ ’44 Inch Chest,’ ‘In Prison My Whole Life’ and ‘Gomorra,’ the latter for which he won the David Di Donatello Award for Best Song. Last year Massive Attack won the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at the Ivor Novello Awards. In September, Massive Attack headlined this year’s Bestival ahead of their first full UK tour in three years.
Massive Attack North American Tour Dates:
Date City Venue On-sale
5/7 Toronto, ON Sound Academy 3/5
5/9 Toronto, ON Sound Academy 3/5
5/11 NYC, NY Terminal 5 3/5
5/12 NYC, NY Terminal 5 3/5
5/18 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theater 3/5
5/19 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theater 3/5
5/25 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater 3/7
5/27 San Francisco, CA Warfiled Theater 3/7
5/30 George, WA Sasquatch Festival on sale now