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Massive Attack Hit Australia In March UPDATE: 2nd Sydney Show Added

Written by Daniel Clarke on February 1, 2010

Massive Attack, the UK’s ‘trip-hop’ pioneers, bring their haunting and hypnotic fusion of hazy beats, dub, hauntingly soulful melodies and choice samples to Australia this March. Founding members Robert Del Naja (3D) and Grant Marshall (Daddy G) will be joined on tour by vocalists Horace Andy, Deborah Miller, Martina Topley-Bird, and band members Damon Reece (drums), Angelo Bruschini (guitar), John Baggott (keyboards), Winston Blissett (bass) and Julien Brown (drums).

Tickets go on sale Friday 5th February.

Also on February 5, Massive Attack will release their 5th studio album, their first since 2003’s 100th Window. Heligoland (EMI) features guests Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Portishead’s Adrian Utley and long time associate, ragga-reggae veteran Horace Andy. For the first time in this region, all patrons purchasing tickets for Massive Attack’s Australian and New Zealand dates will have the option of including a copy of their much anticipated new album Heligoland at no extra cost.

Ticket buyers will have a choice between receiving a digital download of the album with six bonus tracks, or a physical Tour Edition that will feature an exclusive cover. Tickets for Massive Attack’s tour dates will be on pre-sale for a two week period commencing Friday 22nd January and those who purchase tickets before Thursday 4th February will be the first in the world to receive Heligoland.

Head to www.massiveattack.com.au to access this exclusive offer.

Supporting Massive Attack on tour, as well as appearing on stage with them, is Martina Topley-Bird. Martina came to the fore providing the feminine touch on Tricky’s landmark album Maxinquaye, plus three follow-up albums, her eerie soft vocals contrasting with Tricky’s menacing mutterings. In 2003 Martina released her Mercury Music Prize nominated, solo debut album Quixotic, with guest appearances from David Holmes, Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan. Blue God is Martina’s latest album release. She also features on lead vocals on two new Massive Attack tracks, Babel and Psyche.

TOUR DATES ARE:

Friday 12th March
Perth – Kings Park

Monday 15th March
Sydney – Opera House Forecourt

Tuesday March 16 – NEW SHOW
Sydney – Opera House Forecourt

Friday 19th March
Canberra – Royal Theatre

Saturday 20th March
Melbourne – Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sunday 21st March
Adelaide – Entertainment Centre

Tuesday 23rd March
Brisbane – Riverstage

Head to www.massiveattack.com.au for ticketing details, as well as exclusive ticket & album package pre-sales.

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