Tricky live

Friday 27 April 2012Past concert



The O2, Peninsula Square SE10 0DX Greenwich, UK

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Doors open: 19:00

Tour name: Tricky performing 'Maxinquaye' with Martina Topley-Bird

Musician, producer and actor Tricky will reunite on stage with vocalist/musician Martina Topley-Bird for the first time in 15 years to perform his award-winning debut album Maxinquaye in its entirety on Friday, 27th April, 2012 at the first-ever Sundance London as part of the four-day festival’s music programme.

As a performer, Tricky is probably best known as a trail blazer in the Bristol trip-hop scene of the early 1990s, and his album Maxinquaye helped define ‘The Bristol Sound.’ Tricky first came to the public’s attention performing and co-writing on three tracks from Massive Attack's critically acclaimed and multi-platinum debut Blue Lines LP (1991). Expanding on the sonic template of his fellow Bristolians, and featuring then-girlfriend Martina Topley-Bird on vocals, Maxinquaye is a dark, mysterious album featuring a combination of hip-hop, soul, dub, rock and electronica. Alison Goldfrapp also featured on the track Pumpkin.

Signed to Island Records, Maxinquaye proved a UK top 3 album success, selling in excess of 500,000 copies worldwide. The seminal album was also a critical success being ranked number 1 on NME & Melody Maker's Top Albums of 1995 and shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Prize. In addition, it was placed highly in Q's 100 Greatest British albums, Mojo's 100 Modern Classics and Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90s" amongst others. Tricky would later go on to collaborate with musical dignitaries such as Bjork, PJ Harvey, Mos Def, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, Grace Jones and Yoko Ono. 2012 will see Tricky collaborate with some surprising artists including hottly tipped newcomer producer/DJ Maya Jane Coles.

Passes and packages for both the film and music components of Sundance London are now on sale. Further additions to the Sundance London music programme will be announced.

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Tickets will be on sale Thursday 1 March 2012.