Martina Topley Bird On tour this May with Massive Attack this May.

Martina first came to fame after casting her vocals over Tricky’s debut album ‘Maxinquaye’ 1995, strongly confirming both her and Tricky’s names as pioneers to the Bristolian Trip-hop movement.

Mercury award nominated solo debut album ‘Quixotic’ was released in 2003 and featured quest appearances from music heavyweights David Arnold, Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan.

The album featured hit songs ‘Need One’, ‘Anything’ and ‘Too Tough To Die’. Her follow up album ‘The Blue God’ released in 2008, was produced by Gnarls Barkley mastermind Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton, recorded in LA. You can grab a free mp3 download of “Baby Blue”, a gem of a song from “The Blue God” Album.

In between albums Martina has collaborated with a huge list of established artists, such as Diplo, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, Roots Manuva, David Holmes, Leila Arab, The Gutter Twins and most recently with US rapper ‘Common’ and The Prodigy.

Last November, Martina performed on 2 songs at Serge Gainsbourg’s “Histoire de Melody Nelson” show at Cite de la Musique in Paris. The orchestra was conducted by Jean Claude Vannier. She performed with French actor Mathieu Amalric (the villain in the new James Bond film “Quantum Of Solace), and also Brian Molko from Placebo.

Martina has also recently written and recorded 4 tracks with Massive Attack for their new album ’Heligoland’, released in Feb 2010. Since the Summer 09 Martina has been on tour with Massive Attack, appearing in their seat as guest vocalist on a number of tracks including Massive Attack big hitter ‘Teardrop’.

On tour Martina also plays her own solo set as the opening act, playing to thousands of people every gig.

The tour has already travelled extensively across Europe, South America and Australasia, and will move into USA, S.E Asia and come back through Europe in the summer festival circuit in 2010.

Tue-May-18

Los Angeles, CA

Wiltern Theater
Wed-May-19

Los Angeles, CA

Wiltern Theater
Tue-May-25

San Francisco, CA

Warfield Theater
Wed-May-26

San Francisco, CA

Warfield Theater
Sat-May-29

Vancouver, ON

Malkin Bowl
Sun-May-30

George, WA

Sasquatch Festival

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