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 - 31st March - Olympia Theatre - Dublin - Ireland

Set List - Loopz
Review Contribution #1 - Paul McMullan
Review Contribution #2 - Quinlan Michael Oliver

Set List - (intro - Clockwork Orange), Way Out, Spare Parts Express, Impact (The Earth is Burning), Know Where to Run, An Fhomhair, Halcyon (with Belinda Carlisle and Bon Jovi samples) ,I Dont Know You People, The Box, Nothing Left (Parts 1 and 2), Style, Bigpipe Style, Satan, Open Mind (F.A.Mix) (with the new intro - vocoder fallout samples) , Doctor Who and Chime.

Review #1
- Paul McMullan
When we arrived at the Olympia Ballroom in Dublin, it seemed to be a strange venue for the Orbital gig.. fully seated (well, wooden steps really) and large balconies. Anyway, we managed to arrive in time for Plaid, who had some really great tracks. I'd never heard of them before, I also liked their "open back of a live TV" effect. They got us warmed up well enough, but I was starting to get anxious for the Hartnoll boys to get ready.

Anyway, they arrived on after the Clockwork Orange intro and straight into a new song which was absolutely superb.. lasted for ages, also used a sample from John Craven's newsround (the end bit). Brilliant! About 2 minutes into it, I looked behind me and the entire balcony was dancing, so that was the last of the "seating". Bit of technical trouble with one track near the start, and the music stopped for a while. The crowd were very patient and noone was getting rowdy, even though it was about 10 minutes before things started up again.

I'd heard the live Halcyon before, so was expecting the Belinda/Jovi samples. My friends hadn't, and found it hilarious. I *think* I also heard Fool's Gold by the Stone Roses in there also. A lot of new stuff was played, which I wasn't sure about, but it does sound terrific. They mixed the normal style with Bigpipe, and it lasted for ages. The Box also sounded magic, even though it's not my favourite track.

Three tracks for the encore: Satan, which blew my ears off, another track I didn't recognise, and Chime with the Dr. Who encore. I've been to plenty of guitar based gigs which have been loud. This was my first Orbital gig, and has to be one of the loudest i've enjoyed. It's over 12 hours after the gig, and i'm sitting here, typing with my ears still ringing like hell. What a show.. the atmosphere was amazing, and i've never seen so much sweat!

Review #2 - Quinlan Michael Oliver  
On the second night we were at he front with no-body between us and the lads,that time we diddn't have much of a view or interest in the screens....the music was so loud that our bodies were reverbating to the base lines (especially plaids stuff....which on hindsight I would haave been satisified tjust at seeing them..pitty the are such a cult following and not many people were there at that stage....cant wait to here the new album and mix album). The highlite of the two gigs was paul and phil jumping arround as much as we were..the battle scenes in braveheart could no compare to the energy and atmosphere prioduced by a prefect crowd reacting to every tweak of a 303(chime is a minimal masterpiece?!?....style is the new Belfast...orbotal are the best live band in the entire world..if only because their new music had such an effect on people who had never herd it before..I diddn;t realise how much I had missed them until I hers it.The gear breaking down only added to the madness (the irish crowd are the most up for it in europe and the most understanding of the difficulties of performing live) we did ourselves proud.

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