Written by: Alex Green
Massive Attack have cancelled their North American Mezzanine XXI tour due to illness.
Headed by Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, the legendary Bristol trip-hop outfit’s North American swing was highly anticipated.
They’ve already completed the UK leg of the tour, where they were joined by former Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser and reggae great Horace Andy.
Described by Del Naja as the band’s, “…own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip,” the shows have received rave reviews and found the band covering everyone from the Velvet Underground to the Cure to Pete Seeger.
Set to begin in Canada next week (3/11), the tour was set to make stops in major cities like Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, before winding up in San Diego in early April.
In a press release Massive Attack issued the following statement: “The band are deeply sorry for any inconvenience and are looking forward to bringing the show to the USA and Canada soon.”
The press release goes on to say that all dates will be rescheduled and a more comprehensive announcement will be made on March 14.
All current tickets will be valid for those rescheduled dates.
Massive Attack have only put out five albums in their time together and this tour was to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their landmark 1998 record Mezzanine.
To commemorate the anniversary of the record, the band collaborated with TuuboBead Labs in Switzerland and had the album’s digital audio encoded into synthetic DNA and compressed into a spray can.
Massive Attack Tour Cancellation
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
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
03/20 Washington, DC – The Anthem
03/22 Detroit, MI – The Detroit Masonic Temple
03/23 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/24 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
03/28 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium
03/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium
04/02 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre