Legendary trip hop group Massive Attack formed in 1988 in Bristol. Consisting of Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles (“Mush”), they released their debut album Blue Lines back in 1991. Its lead single ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ was voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by the then-music-bible, NME. 1998’s Mezzanine followed, which contained the massive single ‘Teardrop’ as well as amazing tracks like ‘Angel’ and ‘Black Milk’. It’s this album that they will soon bring to Manchester Arena. Rather than playing Mezzanine as it was recorded, though, Massive Attack will present a brand new audiovisual production which totally re-imagines the record, twenty years on from its release. Who knows what they’ve got in store, but we’ve an inkling that it’s something special.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
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