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