Massive Attack are adding another dimension to their Mezzanine 20 year anniversary tour. They are collaborating again with renowned documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis on the tour’s visuals. They teamed up on the 2013 film and concert experience Everything is Going According to Plan that tackles the over-policing, 24-hour news, state-managed fear, control by corporations and more all within the context of the internet and data.
According to Curtis, the visuals will dive into the past twenty years that we have lived since Mezzanine was released, including the incredible pace of technological chance, polarization, hatred and more.
“The show tells the story of the strange journey we have all been on over the past twenty years since Mezzanine was released: How we have moved into a strange backward-looking world, enclosed by machines that read our data and predict our every move, haunted by ghosts from the past,” explains Curtis in a press release. “A pleasure dome that makes us feel safe from the endless wars outside, and plays back stories both of dreams of glory and the fear of others. But in that safe world suspicion and distrust is spreading — like a virus. The air is growing stale. Everyone sees conspiracies everywhere. But maybe suspicion is control?”
The tour is already shaping up to be special with Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser and reggae legend Horace Andy joining. They released a 20-year reissue of Mezzanine late last year on your typical formats and also in an aerosol graffiti can, acknowledging the rumor that Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja is actually the famed anonymous graffiti artist Banksy.