Posted in music | tour dates on July 30, 2013

The Orb

Dub chillout pioneers The Orb have been providing the soundtrack to some people's comedown for 25 years now, and main man Alex Paterson is celebrating its Silver Anniversary with a tour. Along with current collaborator Thomas Fehlmann, The Orb will be playing shows around the globe, including a run in North America. The NYC stop happens November 2 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/2) with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/31) at noon.

Hopefully, this tour will actually happen, unlike ones in 2009 and 2006 that ended up getting canceled or indefinitely postponed. The band's most recent album is this year's The Orbserver in the Star House which was a collaboration with eccentric dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry. You can stream that, and play catch-up with The Orb's best-known singles (like "Toxygene" and "Little Fluffy Clouds"), on Spotify.

All current dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.


The Orb - Blue Room

The Orb - Toxygene

The Orb featuring Lee Scratch Perry - Golden Clouds

The Orb - 2013 Tour Dates
13/09 - Rifflandia Festival, Victoria, BC
18/09 - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
19/09 - The Fonda, LA
25/09 - Decibel Festival, Seattle
10/10 - Sub 89, Reading
11/10 - The Haunt, Brighton
12/10 - Academy 2, Manchester
17/10 - Great Yarmouth
18/10 - Bath, Komedia
19/10 - The Forum, London
27/10 - Mountain Oasis, North Carolina
02/11 - Webster Hall - NYC
08/11 - Electric Palance, Bridport
09/11 - Marcus Garvey Centre, Nottingham
16/11 - Button Factory, Dublin
24/11 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge



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Comments (12)

Little Fluffy Pita's

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2013 2:47 AM

Boring old shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2013 6:36 AM

You forgot Sep 14 @ the Gothic, Denver:

Posted by kptron | July 31, 2013 11:49 AM

Boring old shit, you complete idiot these guys started house music as we know you ignoramus.

Posted by Michael Hudson | October 18, 2013 6:47 AM

You forgot Atlanta, Halloween

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2013 11:53 AM

I had some wonderful adventures through time and space on the good ship Orb back in the early 90's, much respect to the captain, crew, and all the Ladies and Gentlemen who sailed on her ; )

Posted by Lucy | February 26, 2014 7:24 AM

still sounding fresh - had the pleasure of seeing dr alex again (20 years later) last october. Stand by to launch remote control attack ship !!!!!! Also love how the longest running single in the uk charts is split into 10-15 minute sections.

Posted by Jones | March 26, 2014 5:12 AM

You all got to understand that there is no God ! YOU ARE GOD !

Posted by Harper | May 15, 2014 3:57 AM

guys started house music as we know you ignoramus.

Posted by imoveis sp | July 28, 2014 11:44 PM

I seen some of my kinfolk in this one, so that's wut happened to em!

Posted by Jimbo | October 11, 2014 2:20 PM

guys started house music as we know you ignoramus. nnn,,,

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