A few days ago the influential UK trip-hop pioneers teased the cities included on their Mezzanine XXI North American tour for 2019, and Boston was on the list. But we didn’t have the exact date or location, until now: Massive Attack will play the Boch Center on March 14.
Public ticket on-sale is November 9 at 10 a.m., and there’s an American Express pre-sale for Wednesday (November 7) at 10 a.m.
The tour is in support of the band’s classic 1998 album Mezzanine, and will feature Cocteau Twins Elizabeth Fraser, the voice behind their massive single “Teardrop.”
Massive Attack recently reissued Mezzanine not as vinyl, cassette, or compact disc, but in the form of DNA spray paint. This tour, however will showcase a bit of a re-imagining of their revered 21-year-old record. “Mezzanine XXI will be a totally new audio/visual production featuring [Cocteau Twins’] Elizabeth Fraser and designed by Robert Del Naja with collaborators to be announced at a later date,” reads a press release, via Fact Mag.
Massive Attack’s Del Naja goes on to describe this Mezzanine XXI tour as the group’s “own personalized nostalgia nightmare head trip,” and this audiovisual production has been “reconstructed from the original samples and influences.”
Massive Attack, North America 2019:
March 11: Montreal, QC Place Des Arts – Wilfrid Pelletier Theatre
March 12: Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
March 14: Boston, MA Boch Center
March 15: New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
March 19: Philadelphia,PA Metroplitan Opera House
March 20: Washington, DC The Anthem
March 22: Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
March 23: Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
March 24: Saint Paul, MN Palace Theatre
March 28: San Francisco,CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 29: Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
March 30: Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
April 02: San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre