From The Mezzanine: Massive Attack announce 2016 European tour to showcase new music

Influential trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack have outlined an early 2016 tour of Europe, in which the British electronic group will showcase new material.

The duo’s new album, their first since 2009’s Heligoland, could arrive before the tour, according to reports. Pitchfork writes this morning that details on new music will be revealed “soon.”

Meanwhile, Massive Attack’s winter tour includes a New Year’s Day gig in Ireland before picking up January 22 in Scotland. After routing around the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, it concludes February 26 in France, with Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers on board as support. Let’s hope some North American dates follow in the spring. Full dates are below.

Massive Attack 2016 European Tour
01/01 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
22/01 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
25/01 Leicester, England – De Montfort Hall
27/01 Leeds, England – O2 Academy
28/01 Manchester, England – The Apollo
30/01 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
31/01 Portsmouth, England – The Guildhall
01/02 Brighton, England – The Dome
03/02 London, England – Brixton O2 Academy
04/02 London, England – Brixton O2 Academy
07/02 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1
09/02 Esch Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
10/02 Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
12/02 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
14/02 Padova, Italy – Geox Theatre
16/02 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
17/02 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
20/02 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
21/02 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
24/02 Eindhoven, Netherlands – Klokgebouw
25/02 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
26/02 Paris, France – Zenith