Publicado el 07.08.2018
Casi un mes después de la cancelación a última hora de su actuación en Mad Cool, los británicos Massive Attack han decidido explicar su versión de los hechos que llevaron a decidir no dar el concierto en el festival madrileño.
Lo han hecho a través de su cuenta en instagram y dando razones similares a las que se apuntaron desde la dirección del festival, es decir, aducen que el sonido del escenario principal interfería con su sistema In Ear Monitor. Lo que no dicen es nada al respecto de las diferentes opciones que, según la organización, les ofrecieron para poder dar el concierto sin problemas.
Firstly, a huge thank-you to everyone who came out to see us this summer. We’d like to explain the two cancelled shows in July. Our guitarist Angelo was taken into hospital seriously ill whilst traveling to Les Argeles. We had no choice but to cancel the show. Luckily, our friend Alex was available to help out on guitar. We hastily booked a rehearsal space in Valencia to get Alex up to speed - even though this was planned as a break for our long suffering crew - so we could continue the tour and be ready for Mad Cool Festival We got to Madrid confident and excited for the show. To our total disappointment - as we prepared to go on in the specially arranged tent, the main stage kicked in with 98db registering on our meter. This was even before we put our In Ear Monitor systems in and turned on our mics for the first song. That level was now amplified much louder in our ears. It’s like trying to listen to two radio stations at full volume simultaneously. And trying to work out which bit is you. We always want to attempt to deliver a good show and this would’ve made it impossible for us to do that. To walk away from all of those people in that tent was not easy. It was horrible and we felt like shit. Especially when we couldn’t communicate the situation with the you all. It was the worst end to a crap week. Yours truly Robert and Grant.
Massive Attack: Instagram