Tricky to join Massive Attack on stage at huge London gig

The band's 'Blue Lines' collaborator has only rarely appeared with them on stage

Tricky is to join Massive Attack on stage at their massive outdoor gig in London next month (July).

The trip-hop musician, who has collaborated with the Bristol band throughout their career, and appears on several tracks on their seminal 1991 debut album ‘Blue Lines’, will appear with the band at their Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park show. Despite Tricky’s longtime association with Massive Attack, he has only appeared with the band on stage very rarely in the past.

Massive Attack have said that Tricky will be “joining us on stage for a few shows this summer – the first one being BST Hyde Park on July 1,” Clash reports.

The band headline one of this summer’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park shows on July 1 ahead of their huge homecoming show at Bristol Downs on September 3.

With tickets for the Bristol show selling out in under an hour, the group are arranging a “fleet of buses” for their hometown fans’ journey to the London gig. Find more details on the offer here.

“We won’t be adding another date in Bristol this summer, but we don’t want people to pay touts over the odds,” the band said in a statement.

“The unbelievable demand from Bristol meant that we looked for a way to help everyone to see us this summer. So we’re arranging for a fleet of buses to take people from Bristol to our show in London’s Hyde Park… at no extra charge. It’ll be great to have some of our fellow Bristolians up in London with us.”

Warpaint, Patti Smith, TV on the Radio and Ghostpoet are supporting Massive Attack at Hyde Park, with more to be announced.

Massive Attack play Bristol Downs on September 3, with Primal Scream and Skepta confirmed as support for the all-dayer.