Concert organized by Pheonix Entertainment!
by Monica Apostol
The concert that Massive Attack was supposed to support live at Arenele Romane in Bucharest with the Young Fathers’ hip-hop band, the opening act, on June 21, was postponed and it will be held on July 24th, at the same place.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here!
Massive Attack are a British musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles (“Mush”). Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single “Unfinished Sympathy” reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME. 1998’s Mezzanine, containing “Teardrop”, and 2003’s 100th Window charted in the UK at number one. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including a Brit Award—winning Best British Dance Act, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Q Awards. They have released five studio albums that have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
Young Fathers was formed in Edinburgh in 2008 by Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham ‘G’ Hastings, the group started performing in nightclubs when the band members were all in their teens. In 2012, they signed to LA-based label Anticon and released their introductory mixtapes, Tape One and Tape Two, with Tape Two winning the Scottish Album of the Year Award (“The SAY Award”).
The trio then signed to Big Dada and released their debut album, Dead, which was released in 2014. The album gained a lot of critical attention and went on to win the prestigious Mercury Prize. Dead entered the UK albums chart at the 35th position and topped the independent UK album chart. Following an extensive world tour the band decamped to Berlin to begin work on their sophomore album, White Men Are Black Men Too, which was released in April 2015. In 2016, the band were invited to support Massive Attack on their UK and European tour after working together on Massive Attack’s single “Voodoo in My Blood”, taken from their Ritual Spirit EP, which was released in January 2016. In June 2017 Young Fathers played in the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre as part of M.I.A.’s Meltdown Festival.