New pics reveal the huge scale of the project
New pictures of Massive Attack’s huge new custom built venue in Bristol are starting to be shared on social media.
The band will play two homecoming shows in Bristol at the weekend on March 1 and 2 at the new Steel Yard venue.
The Steel Yard is a large, custom built, 14,000-capacity steel structure that is located on the former Filton Airfield. The venue will be taken down after the two performances.
You can see images of the venue below:
Recently, the band opened up about taking ‘Mezzanine’ on tour 21 years after its first release in a new interview with The Guardian. The band also spoke about past memories and their hopes for the future.
Robert Del Naja told The Guardian that despite the nostalgia linked to the tour, he prefers to keep looking ahead. He said: “I don’t think I’ve got a problem with nostalgia, because a lot of the time things are self-referential…
“I stopped feeling nostalgia for the moment because I imagine myself looking back on it from the future, which really freaks me out. I get this vertigo where I’m not thinking about the past, I’m thinking about how I’m going to feel in 10 years’ time.”
The tour, ‘Mezzanine XX1’, was described by the band last year as “a totally new audio / visual production” and features Elizabeth Fraser [of Cocteau Twins – touring for the first time in 12 years].
The tour was designed by Del Naja and also sees the band collaborating with acclaimed documentary maker Adam Curtis. Last year, the band said the show would re-imagine ‘Mezzanine’ using “custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences.”
Del Naja also opened up about the memories of first recording ‘Mezzanine’, which proved a difficult time for the band, describing some of the memories as still being “raw”.
“Raw. Yeah, it is to a certain extent. [‘Mezzanine’] was the end of our trio but…it projected us to greater things, I suppose. We’ve been through different things which have made us a bit raw, but we’ve managed to patch it up.
“…It wasn’t as simple as it used to be, because ‘Blue Lines’ was based on our collective history. Culturally and musically it was a big jam together. And then the second album we’d become something, so we had a kind of routine and procedure. I felt that [with] ‘Mezzanine’, the procedure had to be ripped up, the rulebook had to be changed.”