Timeline → 2008
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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100 Suns And Snoop Dogg On "Calling Mumia"
On this date, the official Massive Attack website posted a high quality stream of a new track titled Calling Mumia, which was a collaboration between 100 Suns and American rapper, Snoop Dogg. 100 Suns is a production company setup between Robert Del Naja and producer Neil Davidge, for work on projects that would'nt nessasarily fit under the Massive Attack label. This collaboration, was featured on the end credits to the documentary film "In Prison My Whole Life
Massive Attack Win Q Award
Massive Attack picked up a Q award in person at a ceremony in London, attended by other such artists as Coldplay, Grace Jones, Sugababes and the Kaiser Chiefs. Massive Attack won the Q "Innovation In Sound" category, acknowledging their contribution to the British music scene in their nearly two decade long career.
2008 Tour Comes To An End In Denmark
Massive Attack played the final date of their 2008 European tour on this date at the Kronprinseparrets Kulturpris in Copenhagen, Denmark. It would be exactly another year until the beginning of their next tour to promote Heligoland.
3D Wins Italien Film Award For Herculaneum
3D accepted an award (on behalf of 100 Suns/One Point Six) at the David Di Donatello Awards ceremony in Rome, Italy on this date. The award in question, was for 'Best Original Song' in a film for the track Herculaneum featured in the critically acclaimed Italien language film Gomorra, which depicts in horrifying detail how the maffia operate in and around the Naples area.
Glastonbury Live Performance
Massive Attack headlined the 2nd stage at the world famous Glastonbury festival on this date. It was their first live appearance at Glastonbury since 1997.
Massive Attack's "Meltdown" Commences
Massive Attack's curration of the annual London arts festival "Meltdown" started on this date. Some of the artists that played over the course of the week included Elbow, Primal Scream and Mark Stewart. Massive Attack played two shows during "Meltdown", on the opening and closing nights of the festival.
2008 Tour Kicks Off In Estonia
The 2008 European tour got underway on this date with a concert at the Saku Arena in Talinn, Estonia. Eight new songs in total were debuted live for the first time at this show. They would be a total of 32 shows played on the 2008 tour.
3D's War Paint Exhibt In London
An art exhibition entitled "War Paint", inspired by the recent U.N.K.L.E album War Stories, was held starting on this date until the following month at the LAZINC gallery in London. The exhibition on display featured primarily work from 3D's contributions to the War Stories album. Artwork as well from Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones (both of whom have photographed Massive Attack in the past), Will Bankhead and Ben Drury was also on display.