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The Orb Confirm UK Shows For Spring, Announce New Album 'Abolition Of The Royal Familia'

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

The Orb have confirmed six shows for spring.

The electronic group will play shows in Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol during May. Tickets go on sale at 10am on December 11.

The Orb will be performing greatest hits plus tracks from their upcoming 17th album, 'Abolition of the Royal Familia', out on March 27 via Cooking Vinyl. The record is partly inspired by and a protest to the royal family's historical endorsement of the East India Company’s opium trade.

Head below the listen to the record's swirling, ambient first single, Pervitin (Empire Culling & The Hemlock Stone Version), which sits on the tracklist alongside collaborations with Youth, Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, GAUDI, David Harrow, Roger Eno and Jah Wobble, among others, with the latter two also both part of the Orb’s live band in 2020.

Additionally, the Orb will be part of next summer's All Points East Festival in London, performing on May 29 alongside Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop, Grandmaster Flash and more.

'Abolition of the Royal Familia' tracklist:

1. Daze – Missing & Messed Up Mix
2. House of Narcotics – Opium Wars Mix
3. Hawk Kings – Oseberg Buddhas Buttonhole
4. Honey Moonies – Brain Washed at Area 49 Mix
5. Pervitin – Empire Culling & The Hemlock Stone Version
6. Afros, Afghans and Angels – Helgö Treasure Chest
7. Shape Shifters (in two parts) – Coffee & Ghost Train Mix
8. Say Cheese – Siberian Tiger Cookie Mix
9. Ital Orb – Too Blessed To Be Stressed Mix
10. The Queen of Hearts – Princess Of Clubs Mix
11. The Weekend it Rained Forever – Oseberg Buddha Mix (The Ravens Have Left The Tower)
12. Slave Till U Die No Matter What U Buy – L’anse Aux Meadows Mix

The Orb Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri May 22 2020 - LEEDS Leeds Beckett Students Union
Sat May 23 2020 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Northumbria Institute
Sun May 24 2020 - GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
Wed May 27 2020 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Thu May 28 2020 - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat May 30 2020 - BRISTOL SWX

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