Massive Attack cancel gigs as band member recovers from ‘serious illness’


Massive Attack have rescheduled their upcoming shows (Picture: Getty)

Massive Attack have postponed upcoming shows while a band member recovers from a ‘serious illness’.

The Bristol-based group, who have cancelled performances in May, June and July, have not named the person but have said that although the process is positive, it will also be ‘challenging and ongoing’.

In a statement, the band apologised to their crew who ‘have already had to wait so long to do what they do so well’ following Covid’s devastating effects on the live music industry amid the pandemic.

‘For the past few months, a member of Massive Attack has been contending with a serious illness,’ the post read. ‘We’re pleased to say that they are now in recovery.

‘This process is positive but also challenging and ongoing, which unfortunately means that Massive Attack are not presently in a position to fulfil our live shows scheduled for May, June, and July 2022.

‘The band deeply regret any inconvenience or disappointment caused – particularly to the fans of the band with whom it’s always a honour to engage.’


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One of the group’s members is recovering from a ‘serious illness’ (Picture: Getty)

The band, which features singer Robert Del Naja, Robert Del Naja, and Adrian Thaws, signed off their message saying they will be ‘back soon’.

Fans sent their love and support as they responded to the update, with one writing: ‘Just get better. Massive Attack fans understand. All the best to you all.’

Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘Health and wellbeing in the most important thing. Rest up and be well. Tours can be rescheduled.’

Massive Attack were due to perform at a number of festivals over the summer, including Primavera Sound, Milano Summer Festival, and We Love Green.

Reacting to the statement, Primavera’s official Instagram page commented: ‘We send you all our love and we’re sure we meet again soon ❤️❤️’

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