2017 saw a welcome return for the ground-breaking British dance music of Orbital – creators of classic electronic symphonies and timeless dance floor bangers, originators of live dance music as a must-see ecstatic festival experience.
Following a summer of headline shows at festivals across the UK and Europe, Orbital have announced two major headline UK shows for the end of this year, including one at the Apollo, one of their only indoor shows in 2017.
Friday 1st December
Manchester O2 Apollo
Tickets go on sale from 10am, Friday 14th July
After a five-year hiatus, brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll reunited to bring the acclaimed Orbital live show – described by both The Guardian and Q Magazine as among the greatest gigs of all time –to a new generation.
Orbital kicked off this new era in their acclaimed 25 year career by announcing three outdoor spectaculars in the UK & Ireland. Having headlined Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit, a suitably cosmic date at the Blue Dot Festival at Jodrell Bank radio telescope, they are about to perform at Hertfordshire’s acclaimed Standon Calling the end of this month.
The duo have been testing out new material live to get it right before they complete the next Orbital album. Paul has “warped and changed” the classic Orbital catalogue so that faithful fans will get something familiar but new, freshened up for a new phase. Phil wants to “get the bounce back, make it really beefy.”
O2 Apollo, Stockport Rd, Manchester M12 6AP
0844 477 7677