1999 Tour Diary
31st Dec - Cream Liverpool, England
16th Oct - Brazil
15th Oct - Brazil
25th Sep - Homelands Ireland
28th Aug - Pukkelpop
27th Aug - Lowlands
22nd Aug - V99
Chelmsford, England
21st Aug - V99
13th Aug - Flux Festival Edinburgh, Scotland
10th Aug - Total Eclipse
Festival - Plymouth, England
24th Jul - Long Beach Con
Center - California , USA
23rd Jul - Bill Graham Civic Aud - San Francisco , USA
22nd Jul - House of Blues, Las Vegas, USA
21st Jul - Del Mar Fairgrounds - Del Mar , San Diego, USA
20th Jul - Club Rio, Tempe, Phoenix , USA
18th Jul - Brady Theatre, Tulsa, USA
17th Jul - Bronco Bowl, Dallas, USA
16th Jul - Austin Music Hall, Austin , USA
15th Jul - State Palace Theatre , New Orleans , USA
14th Jul - Tabernacle Atlanta , USA
13th Jul - Fairgrounds Jacksonville , USA
11th Jul - Electric Factory, Philadelphia , USA
10th Jul - Palladium Worcester , USA
09th Jul - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York , USA
08th Jul - Crane, Pittsburgh , USA
07th Jul - Nautica Stage Cleveland , USA
06th Jul - State Theatre, Detroit , USA
04th Jul - Congress Theatre , Chicago , USA
02th Jul - Roskilde Denmark
26th Jun - Glastonbury, England
19th Jun - Madrid Stadium, Spain
17th Jun - Sonar 99, Barcelona, Spain
11th Jun - Prague Castle, Prague
29th May - Drum Rhythm Festival , Amsterdam
24th Apr - Peel Session - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
15th Apr - Amsterdam
14th Apr - Paris , France
03rd Apr - Espárrago, Spain
31st Mar - Dublin, Ireland
30th Mar - Dublin, Ireland
28th Mar - Brixton Academy , London, UK
27th Mar - Brixton Academy, London, UK
26th Mar - Brighton , UK
24th Mar - Southampton, UK
23rd Mar - Cambridge , UK
22nd Mar - Wolverhampton , UK
21st Mar - Glasgow , UK
20th Mar - Manchester , UK
18th Mar - Sheffield , UK
17th Mar - Newcastle , UK
16th Mar - Leeds , UK
15th Mar - Bristol , UK
14th Mar - Exeter , UK
8th Mar - Mass , London (Cancelled)
TOURS - 14th July - Tabernacle - Atlanta - USA
Review Contribution #1 - Matt Flagg
Review Contribution #2 - Ric Rivera  
Review #1 - Matt Flagg
The Tabernacle was an excellent venue for the tour. There were two balconies above the dance floor with seats on these balconies for those that wished to sit, but it was fantastic to look up from the dance floor to see the masses dancing on the balconies. Orbital came out around 11 PM and played for a good hour to an hour and a half. They played all the expected hits - Style, Halcyon + On + On (Bon Jovi mix), The Box, and Satan as an encore (the crowd screamed for it). The lighting was fantastic and the crowd peaked during Halcyon. The brothers really got into it during a hardcore version of the Box (the best I've ever heard). I was surprised to see so few ravey kids out there and so many "normal" concert-goers. It really showed how Orbital and the others have taken electronic music to the next level. Excellent show altogether!

Review #1 - Ric Rivera
It's always nice to see Orbital in the US after they've refined their act in the UK. By now, they've been on tour for a while, so they come out sounding really tight and they're a lot more laid back about playing live. As a result, they end up having a lot of fun, which is exactly what I saw last night. This was the third time I've seen them (saw them twice in 1996) and I've never seen Phil dance so much.

After reading the UK reviews, I was hoping they'd play An Fhomair and Open Mind, so I was a little disappointed when they didn't.

They played everything else, though. The way Spare Parts Express blended into Impact was amazing. Know Where to Run sounded really deep and hard -- much more than the album version. Halcyon and Satan were pretty much the same as the last time around. Everybody expected the Bon Jovi/Belinda Carlisle samples this time. The Box sounded great after I Don't Know You People. Everybody really got into that one. It sounded like they only played part 2 of Nothing Left. The disco balls were a nice touch. I'm not a big fan of Style, so the end of the first set kinda left me flat. I don't have the single, so I'd never heard Bigpipe Style before.

The encore more than made up for it, though. Satan was nothing new. The Dr Who theme really made the night, though. together with Chime, that gave the show a perfect ending. They made Chime last forever. Paul kept blurting out stuff on the mike between numbers but I couldn't make out what he'd said. Phil just kept saying thank you. Paul also kept pointing in my direction at somebody. I was the only one I saw wearing a blue t-shirt from the last tour, and I yelled "Omen" between numbers, so I guess it could've been me, but it probably wasn't. :)

Everything sounded perfect. The acoustics were clear and loud, unlike Crystal Method's which were just loud. The visuals were really impressive, even though I only looked at them a few times the whole show. I was too busy dancing. I must admit, I liked the set list on the previous tour better, since it had more of a balance between old and new. The new tracks sound even better live than recorded, though. I hope some of them get recorded and released like last tour (HINT!)
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