In 1983 Massive Attack introduced themselves to the British music scene as DJ collective the Wild Bunch, Andrew ‘Mushroom’ Vowels and Grant ‘Daddy G’ Marshall condensing a few years later, joining with graffiti artist Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja. The trio becoming one of the most innovative groups of their generation, mixing R&B, Soul, dub and sampling with a selective ear to create iconic tracks – schooling future generations to continue their legacy of trip-hop.
1991 saw the release of their debut record Massive Attack, featuring the single ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ – one of the greatest songs ever written, according to British weekly music journal NME. Seven years later Massive Attack released their most renowned album Mezzanine (1998), for which this tour is a celebration of its 20 years, a microcosmic record of the intense sensuality and hypnotism they have been projecting into the world for nearly forty years.
Their latest release Heligoland (2010) is less emotionally haunting than previous records, in part due to its non-soundtrack aesthetic and in part it’s collaboration with iconic artists of the music scene of the 90s; moving the album away from moody atmospheric sounds and into a time capsule of Massive Attack’s musical peers of the Brit-pop era.
Massive Attack will play three dates in early September (3, 4, 5) at the Hollywood Palladium, a venue which houses 4,000 on Sunset Boulevard. The trio now duo ‘Daddy G’ and ‘3D’ know how to work a room, you will be in safe hands for these shows which guarantee an atmospheric inauguration into a collective consciousness.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
GA from $115
6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028