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Massive Attack touring inMarch

It’s safe to say that anticipation for Massive Attack’s long awaited comeback has reached fever pitch in the last few months, with the iconic UK collective teasing out their return with slices of new material, tour rumours and at last news that their next studio offering, Heligoland, would drop this February.

Whilst fans’ hopes for an Australian tour were seemingly dashed when it was announced the V Festival would not return in 2010, Massive Attack are on their way.

The news of a local tour for the Massive Attack clan comes straight from the horse’s mouth, with Grant – œDaddy G’ Marshall of the outfit confirming the tour in a chance meeting with inthemix’s Deputy Editor Dave Ruby Howe in New York last week.

Bumping into the Massive Attack mainstay at a swank department store in New York’s upper east side, Daddy G revealed that not only was an Australian run of shows on the cards for the UK group, but they were just a couple of months away. “When are we going to get to Australia? I think we’re coming in March or April,” the trip-hop pioneer explained. “I think it’s actually March. I’ve seen it on the itinerary, so we’re definitely going to make it over.”

Could the band’s arrival coincide with the debut of that mystery festival that had tongues wagging at the tail end of 2009? Whilst Daddy G could confirm the rumours, he did mention both Sydney and Melbourne as likely stops on Massive Attack’s schedule, leading us to think that it might just be going ahead.

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Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 13th Jan, 2010

Great news!

What was Daddy G buying in the swanky department store?

humanracin

humanracin said on the 13th Jan, 2010

I hope they bring Martina Topley-Bird with them, and of course have Horace Andy as usual :)

de-tec-tive

de-tec-tive said on the 13th Jan, 2010

i've always wanted to get into these guys - can anyone recommend a starting point?

grattan

grattan said on the 13th Jan, 2010



Blue Lines - no record collection should be without it.

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 13th Jan, 2010

Mezzanine or Blue Lines would be the best place to start.

Much of muchness really, both are equally as good in my opinion.

lanesra23

lanesra23 said on the 13th Jan, 2010

Need a good venue in Brisbane please. We only got Family for Orbital. Still 100% going but Massive Attack better play somewhere good :)

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 13th Jan, 2010

fuck. march is quite a month. Phoenix, The Big Pink, Dinosaur Jr, Imogen Heap, Massive Attack. hope the funds can keep up

humanracin

humanracin said on the 13th Jan, 2010

Orbital are playing at Family Nightclub???
That's a bit lame, will have to go anyway though...saw them in London and they were awesome!
Massive Attack played a packed Convention Centre last time they were in Brisbane for 100th Window Tour...... I would like to see them outdoors at Riverstage this time round.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 13th Jan, 2010

Just got my ticket to Orbital at Family :)
Early tix $48 from Moshtix

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 13th Jan, 2010

im realy tempted to fly up to qld for the night for orbital

Fel-a-Fel

Fel-a-Fel said on the 13th Jan, 2010

Seeing Orbital at Playground! WOOOO!

AWESOME news about Massive Attack! :D

lanesra23

lanesra23 said on the 14th Jan, 2010



Surely they're playing a better at a better venue down there? Other than at Playground Weekender I mean.

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 14th Jan, 2010

This is excellent news, shit I might even brave the family for orbital

words cannot describe how much I hate that place and the mongols that go there

JackT

JackT said on the 15th Jan, 2010

I'm kind of amazed Orbital is playing somewhere like Family. I thought bigger?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jan, 2010



Yeah they might, but they probably wont announce till the last minute so it doesnt effect the pgw sales. But i've just realised i'm doing another show on the night

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 20th Jan, 2010

PERTH KINGS PARK FRIDAY MARCH 12
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT MONDAY MARCH 15
CANBERRA ROYAL THEATRE FRIDAY MARCH 19
MELBOURNE SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL SATURDAY MARCH 20
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SUNDAY MARCH 21
BRISBANE RIVERSTAGE TUESDAY MARCH 23
AUCKLAND VECTOR ARENA THURSDAY MARCH 25

http://www.voxy.co.nz/entertainment/michael-coppel-presents-massive-attack/5/35861

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 20th Jan, 2010

Sydney Opera House Forecourt.... interesting venue choice.

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 20th Jan, 2010

Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne is an awesome choice. Looking forward to that show. Massive Attack Saturday + Pixies Sunday = awesome weekend.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 20th Jan, 2010

Massive Attack Saturday sound like it could be a future rememberance day for an alien invasion or something.

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 20th Jan, 2010

actually, now that i think about it, massive attack saturday + pixies sunday = consumption of way too much acid.