The reformed Orbital will play Manchester and London as their only two indoor live dates of 2017. After a five-year hiatus, brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll reunited for a new Orbital live show seen at Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit and Blue Dot Festival at Jodrell Bank ahead of Hertfordshire’s Standon Calling at the end of July.
The next step on their 25th anniversary year is to play Manchester O2 Apollo on Friday, December 1st then Hammersmith Eventim Apolo on Saturday, December 2nd. The duo have been testing new material live to get it right before they complete the next Orbital album. Paul has “warped and changed” the classic Orbital catalogue while Phil wants to “get the bounce back, make it really beefy”.