Timeline → 1998
The timeline is a chronicle of all mayor Massive Attack news events since 1998 up until the end of 2016. Currently there are 126 events cataloged, which include such things as album/single release dates, touring information etc…
It is all presented in a cool vertical slider for you to browse through. Click one of the years below to be taken to the timeline archive for that year.
Final Date Of 1998 Tour In Bistol And Also Mushroom's Last Show
The final date of Massive Attack's 1998 tour takes place. It is held on home ground in the Anson Rooms at Bristol University in Bristol, UK. This show is also important for another reason. It would be the last live show that Mushroom would ever be apart of. When the band, continued their tour the following year, Mushroom would not be present, as he had left the band in the early part of 1999.
Singles 90/98 Released
The Singles 90/98 boxset compiling all of Massive Attack's eleven singles up until 1998 is released in the UK and throughout most other European terrioties on this date. The unique heat sensitive packaging for it was devised by 3D along with Tom Hingston.
Inertia Creeps Released
Inertia Creeps, the fourth and final single was released as a single in the UK. It recieves no other releases in foriegn markets and was ineligable for inclusion on the UK singles chart. The next Massive Attack single would not be untl February 2003 with Special Cases.
UNKLE's "Rabbit In Your Headlights" Remixed By 3D
The latest UNKLE single "Rabbit In Your Headlights" was released in the UK on this date and contained a 3D & Neil Davidge produced remix of the title track (which also happened to have Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke on vocals). UNKLE had previously remixed Karmacoma for Massive Attack, so this could be seen as returning the favour.
Inertia Creeps Promo Video Filming Date
The promo video for Inertia Creeps, was directed by The Wiz across two days. It was filmed at Bow Studios in London. This would be the first and only time The Wiz would direct a promo video for Massive Attack.
Manic Street Preachers Remix Released
Manic Street Preachers released a new single in the UK on this date called "If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next", which contained a remix of the title song by Massive Attack. The remix was done solely by 3D and Neil Davidge without any input from Daddy G and Mushroom. This single would end up going to number one in the UK singles chart. Manic Street Preachers would repay Massive Attack the favour, two months later with a remix of Inertia Creeps, their first ever remix for another band.
Angel was released as a single in the UK on this date. It featured Horace Andy on vocals and reached number 30 in the UK singles chart in its first week of release. It was not released as a single outside of the UK.
Angel Promo Video Filming Date
The promo video for Angel, directed by Walter Stern, is filmed at the Metropolitan Car Park & Old Goods Yard at Paddington in London across three nights. Unfortunately, the promo video was never used to promote the single after Massive Attack decided it did'nt capture the mood of the song. It would remain unseen until the release of the Eleven Promos DVD in 2001.
Teardrop was released as a single in the UK on this date. It featured Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins on vocals and reached number 10 in the UK singles chart in its first week of release.
Massive Attack released their 3rd studio album called "Mezzanine" on this date in the UK. It was their first album in nearly 4 years, since their last album "Protection", in September 1994. It got to number 1 in the UK albums chart upon its first week of release.
Teardrop Promo Video Filming Date
The promo video for Teardrop, is filmed at Towerbride Studios in London across these dates. It was directed by Walter Stern, who had previously directed the promo video for Risingson the year before. The Teardrop video would later recieve a MTV Europe "Best Video" award later this same year.