Following last year’s success, Orbital will be back on tour in 2018. The duo is also set to release a brand new album, which is being created in Brighton. The new album, will be the duo’s first new record since the much-acclaimed Wonky, which came out six yeas ago, back in 2012. The duo are now ready to get back on the road and will take their music to venues and festivals across the nation, to support the upcoming record.
Last year, Orbital had a busy summer headlining major festivals across the world, which included, Bluedot, Standon Calling and Beyond the Tracks in the UK, WAM Festival in Spain, Forbidden Fruit in Eire, Sonicmania in Japan and Brussels Summer Festival amongst others and now by popular demand they have announced a series of live events and festivals for 2018.
Consisting of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, Orbital have been making music and making the nation dance since the eighties. Even though they announced in 2014 that they were ‘hanging up their iconic torch-glasses and parting ways for the final time’, the duo got inspired to write more music.
Orbital’s 2018 tour dates are as follows:
25th May BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, Titanic Slipways, Belfast
29th June Brighton Racecourse, Brighton
30th June Zebedee’s Yard, Hull
13th July Beathearder, The Ribble Valley, Lancashire
14th July Cruilla Festival, Barcelona ES
28th July Margate Dreamland, Margate UK
29th July Camp Bestival, Dorset
3rd August Dekmantel, Amsterdam NL (sold out)
5th August The Beatyard 2018, Dublin IE
1st September The Downs Festival, Bristol UK
15 December Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London
Tickets go on sale this Friday 9 March, 9am and will be available from Metropolism
Orbital’s live shows have previously been branded by both The Guardian and Q Magazine as among the greatest gigs of all time. Fans should buy tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.