Cocteau Twin’s Elizabeth Fraser is hitting the road with trip hop pioneers Massive Attack in celebration of 1998’s Mezzanine.
This will be Fraser’s first tour in 12 years, as the Scottish singer has only performed a handful of times since her last tour with Massive Attack in 2006.
This tour, which Robert Del Naja has stated as the band’s “own personalised nostalgia nightmare head trip,” will travel throughout Europe and North America in early 2019 with more collaborators in addition to Fraser, who sung on the band’s classic single “Teardrop,” a song for which the instrumental version was also used during the opening credit’s of acclaimed television series house.
According to the press release, the tour’s audiovisual production has been “reconstructed from the original samples and influences.”
European dates have already been announced on Massive Attack’s website. Meanwhile, the North American tour, which is set to begin in March, will promises dates in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Saint Paul, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
The itinerary of the North American tour will be fully revealed on November 2nd.
Previously, Massive Attack, in celebration of Mezzanine’s 20th anniversary this past April, encoding the album into DNA, a feat which marks the second largest file ever stored via that medium.
The band suggested that DNA encoding of data “could be an answer to the problem of archiving the increasing amount of information that the world is creating.”
Last week the band’s announced that the album’s digital audio files, which were converted into 920,000 short DNA strands and stored in 5,000 miniscule glass spheres, will be available to purchase in the form of matt black spray paint inside an aerosol can.
Banksy rumours aside, how such audio files could be converted back into sound remains to be seen.