Right before the British duo Massive Attack headline the Sasquatch Music Festival they will bring their trip-hop to Vancouver and unleash an assault on Van City. May 29th “3D” and “Daddy G” the founding members of Massive Attack and arguably the music genre “trip hop” itself will step on the stage at the Malkin Bowl and show off their critically acclaimed new album Heligoland and you can bet some old gems many of us have been waiting years to see live. Massive Attack have never needed gimmicks, costumes or a goofy mouse head to be important to music, they’ve basically pioneered a genre followed by Portishead, Theivery Corporation, the Gorillaz and millions of music fans from all over the world.
The price tag is a bit much at $68 (all fees and taxes in) but consider it a gift to yourself, the gift of seeing legends perform the songs we’ve all heard *see below* in one of Vancouver’s most stunning music venues, the outdoor theatre that is Malkin Bowl.
The only thing we need to do is hope that when they play the lead track from Heligoland titled “Pray for Rain” the weather gods are taking a nap and let us enjoy a beautiful evening with Massive Attack, the boys from Bristol who know how to pack a punch, a beat and rock the house (or grass in this case) and put on one hell of a show.
Tickets are officially on sale to the public this Friday March 12th at 10am but there are various pre-sales happening tomorrow (Thursday March 11th) through the Georgia Straight and Livenation’s twitter also starting at 10am.
May 29th may be over 2 months away but there’s no reason not to get excited now…
Lead track from Heligoland “Pray for Rain” featuring Tunde Adebimpe from TV ON THE RADIO.
Massive Attack classic “Angel” featured in the movie Snatch (a little Jason Statham never hurt anyone, right?)
Note: The following article was submitted by our musical correspondent Mpah.