Their career initially ran from 1989 until 2004, but in 2009 they announced that they would be reforming and headlining The Big Chill, in addition to a number of other live shows in 2009.
The band’s name was taken from Greater London’s orbital motorway, the M25, which was central to the early rave scene and party network in the South East during the early days of acid house.
One of the biggest names in British electronica during the 1990s, Orbital were both critically and commercially successful, and known particularly for their element of live improvisation during shows, a rarity among techno acts.
They were initially influenced by early electro and punk rock.
I myself am a huge lover of all things Orbital, I love the band and have been very fortunate to have seen them many times. I have seen them at the Glastonbury and Roskilde festivals, I have seen them in Sheffield and Bristol and was there for an extraordinary live performance at the Royal Albert Hall a couple of years ago.
It was incredible.
Their 2009 comeback tour was excellent and they record many of the gigs they did which they sold at the end of the show on flash drives which were embedded into a rubber wristband.
I obviously bought a copy of that live recording and I listen to it a lot.
I have added their fantastic live set from Sheffield 2009 for people to enjoy, I do not own this recording and will remove it if asked… but it would be a shame for fans not to enjoy this… I am not selling it or making any commercial gain from sharing it.
Orbital Live In sheffield 2009 20th Anniversary Come Back Tour great classic live performance. Click the Play button below to hear it.