The UK group Massive Attack are at the moment gearing as much as embark on an enormous three-month European and North American tour to have a good time 20 years for the reason that launch their iconic album ‘Mezzanine’. Today, the band has introduced that they are going to be collaborating with award-winning documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis to create the tour's visuals.

Adam Curtis is probably the most influential documentary storytellers of our occasions, tackling topics that discover the areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political historical past. The documentarian first linked with Massive Attack again in 2013 for the dystopian movie essay Everything is Going According to Plan which debuted on the Manchester International Festival. The erratic and daring movie makes use of Chernobyl, the Taliban, Goldman Sachs, Vladimir Putin, Bambi, Donald Trump, the Ceausescus and Jane Fonda to indicate us how technocrats and world firms establishing an ultraconservative norm.

In a press release about his forthcoming collaboration with Massive Attack, Curtis had this to say:

"The present tells the story of the unusual journey we now have all been on over the previous twenty years since 'Mezzanine' was launched: How we now have moved into a wierd backward-looking world, enclosed by machines that learn our knowledge and predict our each transfer, haunted by ghosts from the previous. A pleasure dome that makes us really feel protected from the countless wars exterior, and performs again tales each of goals of glory and the worry of others. But in that protected world suspicion and mistrust is spreading — like a virus. The air is rising stale. Everyone sees conspiracies in every single place. But perhaps suspicion is management?"

The XX1 tour will even function performances from the Cocteau TwinsElizabeth Fraser and and reggae legend Horace Andy. Check out the tour dates under.

Massive Attack XX1 tour dates:

01/28 Glasgow, Scotland - SSE Hydro
01/28 Manchester, England - Manchester Arena
01/31 Brussels, Belgium - Palias 12
02/01 Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live
02/04 Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
02/05 Munich, Germany - Zenith
02/06 Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
02/08 Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
02/09 Padua, Italy - Kioene Arena
02/11 Paris, France - Zenith
02/13 Nantes, France - Zenith de Nantes Metropole
02/14 Bordeaux, France - Bordeaux Metropole Arena
02/18 Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeno
02/22 London, England - O2 Arena
02/24 Dublin, Ireland - threeArena
03/01 Bristol, England - Steel Yard, Bristol
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

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