Massive Attack really aren’t happy with Pete Tong

"Nostalgia nightmare roadshow"

Massive Attack have hit out at Pete Tong for covering their seminal single ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ for his ‘Ibiza Classics’ album without their permission.

Tong’s ‘Ibiza Classics’ album and tour sees him reimagine huge tracks by the likes of Daft Punk, Moby, Rob Dougan, Basement Jaxx – but with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.

However, the trip-hop duo have slammed the project as a “nostalgia nightmare roadshow”, and have urged him to donate proceeds to aid the refugee crisis.


Taking to Facebook, 3D wrote on behalf of the band:

“Dear Pete Tong
“Thanks for covering one of our songs on your nostalgia nightmare roadshow.
“I don’t recollect you getting in touch to see if we would mind,
“but for your information:
“When we play that song we display photos of displaced people in refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awareness for their plight and collect money for UNHCR.
“If you do mean to carry on coining it, why don’t you divide your nightly profit by the number of songs you murder in your set, and hand the total of that one song over to UNHCR..
“It would be the least you could do.

Visit here to the UNHCR.

Dear Pete TongThanks for covering one of our songs on your nostalgia nightmare roadshow.I don’t recollect you getting…

Posted by Massive Attack on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tong is yet to respond to the band’s claims.