The Orb present ‘adventures beyond the ultraworld & UFOrb – LIVE – Manchester – 18th October

The Orb present ‘adventures beyond the ultraworld & UFOrb – LIVE – Manchester – 18th October

The Orb present ‘adventures beyond the ultraworld & UFOrb – LIVE

Plus Dr Alex Paterson present ‘orb in dub’ DJ Set

Plus Very Special Guests – FInitribe

Date – Saturday October 18th 2014 – Doors 10pm – 4.00am

Venue – Manchester Academy

Tickets available from / 0161 832 1111


The Orb – Biography

Following their sold out show in Manchester Academy 2 in October 2013 The Orb have confirmed they will return to the city once more for a unique and exclusive northern show on October 18th 2014.

Across a special two hour show they will celebrate their genre defining and ground breaking classic albums ‘The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld’ and the No1 album ‘UFOrb’.

Also adding to this heavyweight performance none other than Dr Alex Paterson will present a 90 minutes journey of the ‘orb in dub’

Just like the on-going 2013 silver jubilee shows have been both testament to the longevity of a uniquely original British musical talent and also a guarantee of an evening of floor-shaking grooves, warmly-surreal humour and the original euphoric spirit which turned acid house into the biggest youth revolution since punk rock, their next Manchester show will be a further celebration of both the past and the future…

Remember…an orb is for life, not just for Christmas.. 

A History of the Future…

Over the last 25 years, The Orb has charted one of the most idiosyncratic paths in music, notching up hit singles and albums, sell out shows all over the world and an impressive string of collaborations, most recently reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry.

Initially formed by Alex Paterson and the KLF’s Jimmy Cauty in 1988, The Orb has since consisted of the former plus different collaborators, springing to prominence with 1989’s ’A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain Which Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld’ before 1991’s The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld created a new genre called ‘ambient house’ but stretching into dub and avant garde.

‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ [co-written with long-time collaborator Youth] was a hit single, followed by 1992’s U.F. Orb reaching number one in the album charts, spawning a top ten single in the epic 40 minute‘Blue Room‘. The Orb went on to release a string of albums, including Live ’93, Orbus Terrarum, Orblivion, Cydonia, Bicycles & Tricycles, The Dream and Baghdad Batteries and collaborating with Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour on 2010’s Metallic Spheres.

Alex, who played a pivotal role in the creation of Primal Scream’s epoch-making Screamadelica, has also pursued side projects, run his own record labels and remixed names including Primal Scream, Erasure and Front 242, while DJing all over the world and for BBC Radio.

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