The British group Massive Attack will perform on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Palalottomatica, in Rome, as part of their tour Mezzanine XX1, which celebrates the 21st anniversary of their album Mezzanine. The tour will be a totally new audio/visual production featuring Elizabeth Fraser, who performed vocals on three tracks from Mezzanine and toured with the band in 2006.
Massive Attack are a musical group formed in 1988, in Bristol, United Kingdom, consisting of Robert 3D Del Naja, Grant Daddy G Marshall and Andy Mushroom Vowles. Vowles left the group shortly after the release of their third full-length album, Mezzanine, in 1998.
The Massive Attack discography consists of five studio albums, three compilation albums, five remix albums, one soundtrack album, five extended plays, eighteen singles and twenty-seven music videos.
Massive Attack’s debut album, Blue Lines, was released in 1991, and was a pioneering force in the forming of the trip hop musical genre. In 1994, Massive Attack released their second album, Protection. In 1998, the group released their third album, Mezzanine, which peaked at number 1 in the UK and Australia, and was the group’s first release to chart in the United States. 100th Window was released in 2003, peaking at number 1 in the UK and three other countries. Their fifth studio album, Heligoland, was released in 2010.
The group won numerous music awards throughout their career, including a Brit Award—winning Best British Dance Act, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Q Awards. They have released five studio albums that sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
PalaLottomatica, formerly known as Palazzo dello Sport or PalaEUR, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex.
Designed by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini in 1956 for the Olympic Games held in Rome in 1960, the arena was reopened in 2003 as a multi-purpose space. The first event it hosted after the reopening was a Carlos Santana concert.
The PalaLottomatica is located in Piazzale dello Sport, 1. The closest Metro station is EUR Fermi, on the Metro Line B, about 1.1 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Palazzo Sport, on the bus Lines 070, 071, 705 and 709, located right in front of the arena.