Timeline → 2003

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…

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New Sinead O'Connor Album Featuring 2 New Massive Attack Songs

23rd September 2003

A career retrospective of Irish singer, Sinead O'Connor was released on this day in the UK, spanning two discs. On the second disc there are two new Massive Attack songs which were both recorded with Sinead O'Connor during the 100th Window sessions. These songs respectively are It's All Good and Love Is Ours.

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New 3D Song Released On UNKLE Album Never Never Land

22nd September 2003

The 2nd studio album from UNKLE was released on this date in the UK. It contained a collaboration with 3D on one track named "Invasion". 3D would later again contribute vocals for the next UNKLE album, "War Stories" in 2007.

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2003 Tour Comes To An End In Belgium

28th August 2003

Massive Attack played the final date of their 2003 "100th Window" tour on this date at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium.

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Bristol Homecoming Show

25th August 2003

Massive Attack made a triumphant return to their hometown by staging a homecoming show right in the centre of Bristol on this date. About 20,000 fans packed into Queens Square which had been transformed into an open air concert venue. It was the first time the band had played in Bristol for nearly five years.

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Butterfly Caught Released

16th June 2003

The second and also last single to be taken from "100th Window", "Butterfly Caught" was released as a E.P in the UK on this date. As it was not a single it was ineligible for entering the UK singles chart.

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Butterfly Caught Filming Date

2nd June 2003

The promo video for "Butterfly Caught", directed by Daniel Levi, was filmed at Black Island Studios in London, UK on these dates. It would not be premiered on TV until early June.

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2003 Tour Kicks Off in Australia

12th March 2003

The "100th Window" tour for 2003 gets underway at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne in Australia. In total Massive Attack performed 72 shows in 2003.

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Special Cases Released

24th February 2003

Massive Attack released "Special Cases" on this date in the UK, as the first single off their new album "100th Window". It featured Sinead O'Connor on vocals and reached number 15 in the UK singles chart in its first week of release.

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3D Joins London Protest Against British Involvement In The Iraq War

15th February 2003

Almost one million people gathered to march through London on this day, in an unprecedented protest against war in Iraq - with Damon Albarn of Blur and 3D amongst the leaders. The Hyde Park rally was addressed by, amongst others, US civil right's leader Rev Jesse Jackson, long-standing Parliamentarian Tony Benn, playwright Harold Pinter and MP Mo Mowlam. Radio 1 figurehead John Peel and veteran protest singer Billy Bragg were also amongst the crowd.

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100th Window Released

10th February 2003

Massive Attack released their 4th studio album called "100th Window" on this date in the UK. It was their first album in nearly 5 years, since their last album Mezzanine, in April 1998. It got to number 1 in the UK albums chart upon its first week of release.

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