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 - 23rd July - Bill Graham Civic Aud - San Francisco - USA

Review Contribution #1 - Chris Herz
Review Contribution #2 - Kevin Case

Review #1 - Chris Herz
This was my first, and certainly not last, Orbital show. My friends and I drove all the way from Vancouver, BC just to see them. We busted out all the tunes, especially Halcyon because I heard rumors the bros might of canned it out of their live set. Thank god I was wrong!!! When I heard the infamous synth intro I freaked! I seriously have never danced so hard in my life. The Dr. Who mix into Chime was brilliant! I didn't reconize it until people pointed it out. Impact was a thrill to listen to live. Ever since I picked up the third live album, I've wanted to hear Impact live. Satan was pretty devilish in itself (har har).... The Box, all the new tunes - especially the Bagpipe version of Style! There are so many songs that I got & wanted to hear, I seriously lost track.

To sum it all up, it was great to have my closet friends there with me to expierence this. It was great to see Phil and Paul happy with their proformance. The crowd was definatly there for them and to see everyone in a good mood was excellant.

Review #1 - Kevin Case
When the music from Clockwork Orange started I knew my night was made. My soul seemed to explode as the approached their instruments, their maglite glasses. They started off with "Way Out" and ended up playing most of the songs off the new album with the exception of "Otono." They also played a nice version of "IMPACT" and a great live version of "Halcyon" with a great samples of Bon Jovi("you give love a bad name") and Belinda Carlisle("heaven is a place on earth") mixed in perfectly. The sound was great pumping out into the crowd and deeply into my ears. Phil & Paul seemed to be with the groove and must have the time of their lives when they perform live. During certain parts of the songs Paul or Phil would put up his hand(s) and move them to the beat to get the crowd going, which was working rather well. Phil (I believe it was) was dancing around in his little spot and even looked like he was singing to parts of some songs, he would even hang back as he played with a knob as if what he was doing created an energy that was forcing him back. While Paul was mostly putting his one hand in the air and moving it to the notes he was making on his keyboard. I mimicked Paul as he did this and even thought he noticed me do it with him and pointed to me as two beams of light pointed directly at me, but perhaps I was just caught up in the moment of it all. The visuals on the screens behind them displayed fantastic images and animations that blended well with each song. What was even greater were the lights and "disco" globes they used. What I was really inspired by was that the lights were so well done with each song, the right eruption of just the exact colors lights to inflict just the right mood on the crowd. It was all quite different form the literal blinding the Crystal Method gave me and my associate with their white lights. Well, the set eventually ended and they departed, but the crowd shouted for more and the expected encore came in fashion. The speakers erupted with the ever so familiar sounds of Satan and Phil talking into a mic "i seeee yooouuu" or at least that's what I heard. They then played into a song I had not heard before or could not recognize (the only one of the entire night). Then came the Dr. Who theme, and for those of us in the crowd who knew it yelled out and cheered it on as it slowly moved into Chime. During this encore Paul broke out a small video camera and slowly moved it over the crowd and I hoped I got in on the shot with my love for their music displayed on my hands with simple "I love you" gestures. To our saddened but quite satisfactory hearts the music stopped and we all went home.

Overall it seemed everyone danced the hardest for the older tunes and as I looked around it seemed less people were familiar with the newer album. Hopefully the new songs would inspire people to buy the album. I must say that Orbital put on the best live show I have ever seen. Yet hopefully in the future when I journey to London I have hopes of following them around the UK for their next tour. Only time will tell and I will wait patiently for that day. Perhaps I will get lucky and meet the inspirational brothers.
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