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April Clare Welsh
12 December 2022, 14:32

Orbital announces UK and Ireland tour dates for 2023

The tour will follow the release of the duo's forthcoming 10th studio album of the same name


Orbital have announced UK and Ireland tour dates for 2023.

The Optical Delusion Tour will kick off in March, with a Dublin date on 17th March, and finish up in Brighton on 8th April, taking in dates in Glasgow (28th March), London (1st April), and others. See the full list of dates below.

The tour will follow the release of the duo's forthcoming 10th studio album, also called 'Optical Delusion', which is due to arrive on 17th February via London Records. 

Recorded in the duo's Brighton studio, 'Optical Delusion' will be Orbital's first LP since 2018's 'Monsters Exist' and features new productions by them, as well as contributions from Penelope Isles, Anna B Savage, The Little Pest, Dina Ipavic, Coppe, and Sleaford Mods.

Last week, Orbital shared a brand new single, called 'Ringa Ringa (The Old Pandemic Folk Song)'. Featuring vocals from The Mediæval Bæbes, it's the second song to be unveiled from 'Optical Delusion', following the Sleaford Mods-featuring lead single 'Dirty Rat'.

'Optical Delusion' follows the duo's '30 Something' retrospective LP, which was released earlier this year to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The album included a number of remixes of their past tracks, by producers including Logic1000, Shanti Celeste, Dusky, ANNA, Jon Hopkins and Joris Voorn. 

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