Orbital announce UK and Ireland tour

Electronic stalwarts Orbital have announced a UK and Ireland tour, which will celebrate their seminal 1991 self-titled debut album.


The Kent duo will be honouring their first record – which was nicknamed ‘The Green Album’ and includes the much-loved track ‘Belfast’ – with a run of shows that will include London’s Troxy, Glasgow’s Barrowland and Dublin’s Vicar Street.

The tour will take place throughout April and May next year.

Earlier this year, the Hartnoll brothers Phil and Paul hit the road also across the UK and Ireland in support of their tenth album, Optical Delusion, which included their collaborative track with Sleaford Mods, ‘Dirty Rat’. 


Photo: Kenny McCraken

In our three-star review of the album, whynow wrote: “One thing that makes Orbital undoubted legends of their field – in the same acid house breath as The Chemical Brothers and Underworld – is that they’ve managed to carve a unique sound. You can hear a track and, more times than not, guess correctly that it’s them…

“Ten records deep, and that distinct sound doesn’t let up on Optical Delusion – in fact, it still comes across as remarkably fresh…

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“Indeed, 2023 has already offered us albums that examine our dystopic world. It might be an odd time in which to live, but at least it can sound good.”

Check out Orbital’s full UK and Ireland tour dates below – and visit the band’s site to buy tickets. Pre-sale starts tomorrow, 17 October (from 10am) before general sale begins 19 October (also from 10am).


24 – EXETER Exeter University Great Hall
25 – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall Southampton
26 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
27 – LONDON Troxy
28 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City


02 – BRISTOL Bristol Beacon
03 – GLASGOW Barrowland
04 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
05 – DUBLIN Vicar Street

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