The Orb Celebrate 25 Years with Career-Spanning Box Set and Anniversary Tour

The Orb Celebrate 25 Years with Career-Spanning Box Set and Anniversary Tour
Having released a pair of Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborative LPs over the last year, UK electronic music vets the Orb will next set their sights on a career-exploring overview called History of the Future – The Island Years. The four-disc box set arrives via Island Records on October 7, which is right around the time the Orb will play Canada on their newly announced 25th anniversary tour.

The first CD houses a number of singles from the Alex Paterson-driven outfit, running from their debut single "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld" from 1989 up to their 2001 Cydonia LP's "Ghost Dancing." A second disc contains remixes from the like of Andrew Weatherall, Mark Pritchard and more, while the third CD features live cuts recorded in Copenhagen and at Woodstock '94.

Finally, a DVD full of promo videos, TV performances and a live clip of "Little Fluffy Clouds" closes out the box. You can see all the info down below.

Additionally, the Orb's current lineup will hit the global concert circuit this fall for their 25th anniversary tour. Down below, you can see the North American schedule, which includes Canadian stops in Vancouver (September 25), Montreal (October 24) and Toronto (October 25). In addition, there is a festival stop at Victoria's Rifflandia on September 13.

There is also a pile of worldwide dates, and you can see all those here

Disc One – The Singles Collection:

1. A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre of the Ultraworld. (Loving You – Orbital Dance mix) (Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty)

2. Little Fluffy Clouds (Single version)

3. Perpetual Dawn (Solar Youth mix)

4. Blue Room, (7-inch version)

5. Assassin, (7-inch version) (Alex Paterson, Kris Weston and & DJ Lewis)

6. Oxbow Lakes

7. Asylum

8. Toxygene

9. Once More

10. Ghost Dancing

Disc Two – Remixes and Rarities:

1. A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre of the Ultraworld. Loving You Aubrey Mix Mk II (Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty)

2. Little Fluffy Clouds (Coldcut Heavyweight Dub mix)

3. Perpetual Dawn (Andrew Weatherall Ultrabass 1 mix)

4. Blue Room (Excerpt 605)

5. Majestic (Heavy Mix) (The Orb and Youth)

6. Close Encounters (Smile, You're On Camera mix) (The Orb and Slam)

7. Assassin (Another Live mix)

8. Toxygene (Ganja Kru mix)

9. Once More (Mark Pritchard mix)

Disc Three – Live In Copenhagen & Woodstock:

1. Towers of Dub (Live at Trekkoner Sunset Gig, Copenhagen '93)

2. Little Fluffy Clouds (Live at Trekkoner Sunset Gig, Copenhagen '93)

3. Blue Room (Live at Trekkoner Sunset Gig, Copenhagen '93)

4. Star 6 & 7 8 9 (Live at Trekkoner Sunset Gig, Copenhagen '93)

5. Valley (Live at Trekkoner Sunset Gig, Copenhagen '93)

6. Assassin (Live at Trekkoner Sunset Gig, Copenhagen '93)

Disc Four – DVD:

1. Little Fluffy Clouds

2. Perpetual Dawn

3. Assassin

4. Oxbow Lakes

5. Pomme Fritz

6. Toxygene

7. DJ Asylum

8. Once More

9. Blue Room (Top Of The Pops '92)

10. Toxygene (Top Of The Pops '97)

11. Little Fluffy Clouds (Live from T In The Park)

12. Perpetual Dawn (10" TV advert)

Tour dates:

09/13 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia
09/14 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
09/18 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
09/19 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
09/20 San Diego, CA - Porter's Pub
09/25 Vancouver, BC - TBA
09/26 Madison, WI - Majestic Live
09/27 Chicago, IL - The Concord
09/28 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
10/24 Montreal, QC - La S.A.T.
10/25 Toronto, ON - Opera House
10/26 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
10/27 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel (Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit)
10/30 Washington, DC - Howard Theatre
10/31 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
11/02 New York, NY - Webster Hall