Massive Attack announce North American tour

The jaunt is their first for eight years

Massive Attack are to tour North America later this year.

Although the Bristol group made an isolated appearance in America earlier this year, playing at the Coachella Festival, they have not toured extensively in the US and Canada since the release of 1998’s ‘Mezzanine’.

It is believed that long-time collaborators Elizabeth Fraser and Horace Andy will join Massive Attack for the new dates, but they have yet to confirm their involvement.

The tour calls at the following venues:

Toronto V Festival (September 10)

Montreal Metropolis (11)

Detroit State Theatre (12)

Chicago Riviera Theatre (13)

Houston Verizon Wireless Theatre (15)

Austin City Limits (16)

Dallas Nokia Theatre (17)

Phoenix Celebrity Theatre (19)

San Diego SDSU Open Air Theatre (20)

Berkeley Greek Theatre (22)

Las Vegas The Joint (23)

Hollywood Bowl (24)

Washington 9:30 Club (28-29)

Philadelphia Tower Theatre (30)

Boston Orpheum Theatre (October 1)

New York Roseland Ballroom (3-5)

The band, now comprising Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, are expected to release ‘Weather Underground’, the follow-up to 2003’s ‘100th Window’, in early 2007.