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Massive Attack

w/ Special Guests : TV On The Radio
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM

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Artist Bio



Musical trailblazers, Massive Attack will return to the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday, October 17. Tickets go onsale Friday, June 20 at 11 AM.

The pioneering force behind the rise of trip-hop, Massive Attack were among the most innovative and influential groups of their generation; their hypnotic sound -- a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies, dub grooves, and choice samples -- set the pace for much of the dance music to emerge throughout the 1990s, paving the way for such acclaimed artists as Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Beth Orton, and Tricky, himself a Massive Attack alumnus. Their history dates back to 1983 and the formation of the Wild Bunch, one of the earliest and most successful sound system/DJ collectives to arrive on the U.K. music scene; renowned for their seamless integration of a wide range of musical styles, from punk to reggae to R&B, the group's parties quickly became can't-miss events for the Bristol club crowd, and at the peak of their popularity they drew crowds so enormous that the local live music scene essentially ground to a halt.

Massive Attack consists of Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall. Their debut album Blue Lineswas 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 1. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine were featured 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 5 studio albums that have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York. The group has released several EPs including their debut Young Liars (2003), and four critically acclaimed studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), and Nine Types of Light (2011). Their fifth studio album, Seeds, is set to be released this Fall. 

Don’t miss Massive Attack with special guest TV On The Radio at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday, October 17.