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 - 17th July - Bronco Bowl - Dallas - USA
Review Contribution #1 - Jeff Smith
Review #1 - Jeff Smith
First of all I just want to congratulate you on your work on the LOOPZ website, you've done a wonderful and comprehensive job. Keep up the superior work!

I attended the Community Service Tour 1999 Concert when it appeared in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, July 17th in the Bronco Entertainment Center. To begin, I must tell you that this is my first concert to see Orbital live and in person. They were absolutely amazing! They were the last group to play out of the stellar lineup of Lo-Fidelity All-Stars, Crystal Method, and John Kelley. I would have to say that Orbital stole the show. Not only was their music creative and refreshing, but their visual methods were second to none. Orbital played continuously for about an hour and a half, which included an encore performance of Satan and Chime.

To give a run down of the songs played: Orbital played almost every song off their "The Middle of Nowhere" cd. They started off with Way Out and moved on to tracks 2 and 3, and then broke the pattern by pulling from their second album (brown album) from Impact (the earth is burning). From there they returned to MON and then went into two tracks from In Sides, then back to MON for a new rendition of Style. They stopped after Style and the crowd chanted "One more set" and "Orbital" and they returned for an encore performance of Satan and Chime. The only album that they noticeably missed was Snivelization.

Their visuals were stunning. Most of them had to do with either Time (clock hands moving or digital counters), Consumer ploys (Buy Now, Pay later, Bargain Bonanza, etc) or everyday symbols (home, work, family, women, play, etc). Overall it fit the music very well and only enhanced their performance.

I hope this "rookie" review has helped. I'm sorry I was unable to get any recordings or pictures. Let me just say that Orbital has garnared even more respect from me after their stellar performance.
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