Oh. My. God. Massive Attack announce a NEW ALBUM

Trip hop overlords and legends of the UK music scene, Massive Attack have left fans reeling with some really, really exciting news. Not only have they announced a European tour, but they’ve revealed that new music is well on its way – and we can expect to hear it before this year ends.

Kicking off in January 2016, the tour will take them through the UK, Ireland and Europe. They will be supported by Young Fathers, who played at Listen Out 2014 and will be returning to perform at Falls Festival 2015/16.

Along with the tour news came word of new music. There’s no official details yet, but the duo have told us that new music will be out “soon”. No, “soon” isn’t much, but it’s something. It’s a little grain of hope and excitement that’s left mega-fans like me, and presumably thousands of others, basically foaming at the mouth in anticipation.

It’ll be their first release since 2010’s wonderful Heliogoland.

For those in Europe, here’s the full list of festival dates. Tickets here.

01-19 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
01-22 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
01-25 Leicester, England – De Montfort Hall
01-27 Leeds, England – O2 Academy
01-28 Manchester, England – The Apollo
01-30 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
01-31 Portsmouth, England – The Guildhall
02-01 Brighton, England – The Dome
02-03 London, England – Brixton O2 Academy
02-04 London, England – Brixton O2 Academy
02-07 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1
02-09 Esch Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
02-10 Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
02-12 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
02-14 Padova, Italy – Geox Theatre
02-16 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
02-17 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
02-20 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
02-21 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
02-24 Eindhoven, Netherlands – Klokgebouw
02-25 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
02-26 Paris, France – Zenith

This was originally posted on Stoney Roads.