“Star date 2021. The Orb in holographic vision has been rescheduled until 2022 when we will be joined by Jah Wobble and Roger Eno with visuals by Holotronica and slides by Deep Visual. The Orb will be playing tracks from ‘No Sounds Are Out of Bounds’, ‘Abolition of the Royal Familia’ and more. The Orb salute the NHS. Live long & babble on.” The Good Doctor 23/03/21
Longstanding electronic titans The Orb have announced rescheduled dates for their ‘You Can’t Fit Sense Where There’s None’ tour in June 2022, including a newly added date at the Forum, London on the 25th.
Playing tracks from the critically acclaimed albums ‘No Sounds Are Out of Bounds’ (2018), ‘Abolition of the Royal Familia’ (2020) and reworking highlights from their prolifically huge catalogue, the current key Orb partnership of Alex Paterson and Michael Rendall will be joined by Roger Eno – the co-creator of ambient classic ‘Apollo’ (1983), and bass lord Jah Wobble of PiL, Primal Scream, The Orb and solo fame.
The tour will also see the debut of brand new eye stimuli from Deep Visual alongside revolutionary holographics from Holotronica. An eclectic mix of perceptual imagery and bizarre and surreal three-dimensional projection, it promises to be The Orb’s most immersive, mind expanding and all-encompassing visuals yet.
Support for all shows is low-end legend Mad Professor, who’ll be bringing his wildly creative dub to the dance live, with punky reggae veteran Don Letts helming the wheels-of-steel on all dates except London.
Really, The Orb should need no introduction, but in essence they’re a rotating cast of members helmed by Paterson that began in 1988 and still thrives to this day. He is widely accepted as a leading figure in the acid house revolution as he enters his fith decade, appealing to a new younger generation and seasoned fellow traveller alike. His creativity and enthusiasm for continually pushing the outer limits of electronic innovation knows no bounds with last year’s critically acclaimed release ‘The Abolition of the Royal Familia’ his seventeenth studio album to date.
Paterson recently announced his new label Orbscure Recordings – a vehicle for his impressive quantity of output in different groups which runs parallel to his continued music within The Orb. Set up under the Cooking Vinyl umbrella, Orbscure will also be an outlet for new music from artists from around the world.
In addition, a new book ‘Babble on an’ Ting: Alex Paterson’s Incredible Journey Beyond the Ultraworld with The Orb’ (Omnibus) is the first full account of his life story and features first-hand interviews with Youth, Andrew Weatherall, Primal Scream, Jah Wobble, Jimmy Cauty and a parade of other friends, collaborators and starship mechanics.
17 MANCHESTER O2 RITZ
18 LEEDS STYLUS
19 GLASGOW SWG3 GALVANISERS
21 NEWCASTLE BOILER SHOP
22 BIRMINGHAM O2 INSTITUTE
23 BRISTOL SWX
25 LONDON FORUM (New date added – Tickets on sale 29th March 10am)