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 - 09th July - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York - USA

Ticket Contribution - Unknown
Review Contribution #1 - Daniel Hare
Review Contribution #2 - Rory Nugent
Review Contribution #3 - Johanna Curry
Review Contribution #4 - Eric H
Review Contribution #5 - Michael Palisano

New York 1999 Ticket

Review #1 - Daniel Hare
From chatting to people in the crowd, for many this was the first time to see Orbital in the flesh. The stage was set up the same as at Glastonbury, albeit with a much louder sound system (I was about 20 yards front centre and my ears were still ringing the next day).

The set played was the same as the Glastonbury performance (shame, since I have been hanging out to hear Attached and Belfast for ages). My memory for track order is always hazy, but memorable were; * Opener Way Out/Spare Parts Express built up the pace nicely before the drop in to Impact USA. * Halcyon went over really well. * Satan/Dr Who/Chime got everyone in the three balconies on their feet - a great sight from the floor.

The crowd gave them an excellent reception and applause - more songs would have been very welcome!

All in all an excellent gig, and really interesting to see them play to a newer audience who had no idea what to expect of their full stage show.

Review #2 - Rory Nugent 
I just went to see Orbital last night on the Community Service Tour and they were amazing. First, Lo Fidelity All-Stars came on and they were ok, then Crystal Method and I thought they were great. They put on a good show, throwin the keyboards and everything haha. Last was Orbital. They played Way Out, Halcyon, The Box, Lush 3-1, Impact, and bunch others. I'm not good with the names. But they left once and came back with Satan. What ended up bein one last song was like 5 more songs haha. But finally I think they ended with Big Pipe Style.

Review #3 - Johanna Curry
Please allow me to say that your Loopz website contributes greatly to my enjoyment of Orbital and their music. It's easily the most informative and well-designed site in the internet dedicated to the brothers Hartnoll. I appreciate your patience in responding to e-mails I've sent you in the past regarding their US tour dates and the time and effort you must spend in maintaining up-to-date information on Loopz. Thanks again.

The day the tickets went on sale (May 20), I got your Loopz update in my e-mail at work and immediately forwarded it to the four people I knew would enjoy the show the most. Within 20 minutes, I received four enthusiastic responses and I set out for an early lunch hour to get the tickets.

I went to the Hammerstein Ballroom last night (July 9) expecting a good show, but what happened there went far beyond even my most optimistic imaginings. There seemed to be a lot of people there who were interested mostly in the Lo Fidelity All Stars and Crystal Method, chiefly because they have received significant airplay in the radio market here in New York. They performed well, but their big-beat Prodigyesque sounds were merely a warm up for P-n-P's set. After the crowd had thinned out a bit by 12 or 12:30 (I guess a lot of those kids had curfews) the remaining people were either fans or dates-of-fans and the trip up to stage front was relatively easy. I regret that I didn't have anywhere to write down the set list (I went to dance and didn't think of taking notes) but needless to say, I knew and loved EVERY song they did. Just when I thought I was as hyped and excited as I could possibly get, they closed with Doctor Who and Chime. I expected Chime, but Doctor Who was a COMPLETE surprise. A lot of the younger people in the crowd looked perplexed when that distinctive bassline started, but I started jumping up and down shouting, "Oh my God!! It's Doctor Who! It's Doctor Who!" much to the confusion of my friends. You see, my mother is a bit of an Anglophile and we watched the show on the BBC programming offered by the local Public Television station from my childhood in the early 70's. I guess all those years of watching Tom Baker and Peter Davidson in those ridiculous scarves paid off in delightfully unexpected ways. Like I said in the Guestbook, I loved Orbital before, but now I idolize them.

I have to admit that I haven't been a LONG time fan. I first heard P.E.T.R.O.L. on the Pi soundtrack last summer, but since then I've collected everything of theirs that I can get my hands on.

I don't know if you can use any of my wordy contribution for your Tour Diary since I don't have many details or any pictures and sounds, but you said all input would be valued and I wanted to share with someone who could appreciate how incredible their show was. I will be sure to be at every performance in my area from this date on. And if we can manage a trip to the UK, I'll collect my friends to experience Orbital on their home turf.

Review #4 - Eric H
I saw oribital in new york city with about 10 of my friends and it was just plain awesome! this was only the second time i've seen orbital and i can't wait to see them again! tell them to come back to NYC! PLEASE! all of us had the time of our lives, and now that it's over we're all a little depressed.... sure their will be other techno-bands to go see and raves to go to, but nothing as good as orbital! orbital needs to come to NYC and just play for hours and hours and hours......... tell the hartnoll brothers that they kick ass, and because of them all of my friends had one of the best nights of our lives.

Review #5 - Michael Palisano
The show was Friday and its now sunday, so yes it was an intense night. I'll skip the opening acts cause they weren't that good. If you've never been to Hammerstein Ballroom, it's a really nice venue, one of my favorite places to see groups, not small, not large, just right. The crowd was absolutely fucking BONKERS tonight, people were dancing and moshing and jumping around like crazy - it was awesome, lots of cool orbital hedz in this concert - I was near the front of the stage 3 or four rows back and I guess near the other die hards, cause everyone around me seemed to know every note of every song - people actually were singing along to way out - this was too cool! This was an awesome experience and a nice contrast from when I saw them at Lollapalooza where most of the people were scratching their heads and saying "duh, this isn't korn, is it?" Loved the visuals these were all very cool. The set went off nearly flawlessly - the only problem I noticed is that Phil ran off the stage during Halcyon. This caused some break-up speculation in the crowd, which ended when he returned to the stage a minute later. Why he left is a mystery but he returned and resumed happily dancing around. Phil was more animated than Paul throughout the show though they seemed to be in a really good mood. Paul said he was really happy tro be back in New York, and the crowd's ecstatic response to EVERY SINGLE NOTE was probably the reason. The whole show was amazing and intense and incredible - Everything was fabulous and Orbital's music was totally amazing - this was the best concert I've been to, making the 1st time I saw them pale in comparison.

SET LIST (not in order-approximate) Clockwork Orange Theme/Way Out/Spare Parts Express/The Box/Impact Reversed/Nowhere to Run/I Don't Know you people/Style/Satan/Halcyon/Nothing Left/Dr. Who/Chime

Those who say the don't change their songs live have never seen them live as the box was mega dancey, they used a couple different samples on I don't know you people, Style was the regular and bigpipe versions mixed, Satan had a little bit of Metalicca's guitars in it and they did impact backwards. Their were a few rough edges in some parts, Impact was a bit rocky, but the music was 100% brilliant and transecendent despite the glitches. The highlight for me was finally getting to hear Dr. Who. which is awesome, they should really release this as a single. The only let down was the merchandise, which were the same t-shirts as the last tour except there was a "style" logo tanktop for girls and some 'community service' shirts which i wouldn't buy cause two bands I hate are on them with Orbital. They were also selling cheap posters. Blah. On the bright side, on my way to the show, I picked up 2 import singles at the Virgin MegaStore with cute duckies walking around on green fields with an "O" over them :) so those were better souveiners anyway. I didn't get a chance to meet them this time, but I was tired anyway. Maybe next time. Not that any of this matters, cause when Orbital was onstage it was all worth it. Much better than even my first time, which means it was stunning music all the way and an amazing crowd who were into the music.
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