Massive Attack are the latest act to get announced for an outdoor Dublin show this Summer.
The Bristol trip-hop legends will play Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Sunday 28th August 2022.
Tickets priced at €59.50, plus fees, will go on general sale at 10 am this Friday, 18th February 2022, from Ticketmaster.
The band’s last full-length album was Heligoland in 2010, but they’ve released EPs in 2016’s Ritual Spirit and 2020’s Eutopia, the latter featuring Algiers, Young Fathers and Saul Williams.
For their postponed 2020 tour they announced a report to address the environmental impact of the dates.
In 2021, the report suggested:
“…immediate elimination of private jet use, a switch to electric transportation for concerts and festivals, and, by 2025, phasing out diesel generators at festivals. Other suggestions include “plug and play models for venues,” which would reduce the burden of transporting gear, and the standardization of equipment worldwide—all implemented collaboratively to support smaller venues struggling with the improved regulation.
In response to the report, Massive Attack have designed six emissions-reduction modules to trial on their 2022 tour.”
The band’s last Dublin show happened at the 3Arena in 2019, and was a Mezzanine tour.
I’ve been bumping Blue Lines a lot this year.