Iconic dance music duo Orbital will perform songs from The Green Album live in nine UK cities.
Few acts are as closely associated with the UK explosion of rave as Orbital. This is not lost on the duo — rather, they’ve leveraged nostalgia for an upcoming tour. Between March 24 and May 5, 2024, they will perform songs from their 1991 effort The Green Album in venues throughout the UK.
“There is the theory of the möbius, a twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop, and when we reach that point, what ever happened will happen again,” Orbital wrote of the tour. They’re quoting an exchange between the characters Worf and Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation that they sampled on “Time Becomes,” which ironically appeared on their 1993 follow-up to The Green Album, Orbital 2.
“That Time, it would appear, is now,” Orbital added.
The tour will kicks off with a show at The Great Hall in Exeter before taking the “Chime” duo to venues like O2 Institute Birmingham and Troxy in London. It’s slated to close out with stops in Glasgow, Manchester, and Dublin at The Barrowland Ballroom, O2 Victoria Warehouse, and Vicar Street, respectively.
Orbital is synonymous with early UK rave — literally, as they take their name from the London Orbital Motorway. The M25, as it it also known, provided a main artery to the free parties and warehouse gatherings that grew popular during the acid house movement of the late ’80s and early ’90s. The duo’s 1994 performance at Glastonbury Festival is widely considered a watershed moment in dance music’s mainstream acceptance.
Tickets to each of the stops on Orbital’s The Green Album — Live — 2024 tour are available via their Linktree.