As some of you have been eagerly anticipating, there are to be two exciting launch events for Metallic Spheres, the soon-to-be-released new album from The Orb, which features David Gilmour.
The first is on Friday 24 September – tomorrow – in Ibiza. Café Mambo is the place to be, from 7pm CET, for the inaugural event labelled “The Ambient Spheres Gala”.
Surrounding clubs will carry an audio sync of what’s happening at Café Mambo, complete with a live set by The Orb performing Metallic Spheres in its entirety. Following the performance, there will be a DJ set by The Orb’s Alex Paterson.
See the Café Mambo website for further details.
Should you care to follow online, Ibiza Sonica Radio will be broadcasting live from tomorrow’s launch between 7pm and 9pm CET, so don’t miss that.
Then, on Tuesday 12 October, an original laser show production will take place in Los Angeles. Once more, The Orb will perform Metallic Spheres in full.
As well as lasers, there will be alcohol, which is why it’s strictly for over-21s only.
The venue is the Masonic Lodge at
2244 Westwood Boulevard 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (that’s the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, CA 90038).
Although The Orb will be in attendance at these events, David will not be.
If you would like to be there on 12 October, however, let me know. Please include your full name and contact telephone number, as well as the number of tickets you require. You can’t change this later, not without giving me a headache at least, so please get it right first time. No personal details will be made public, of course.
Admittance is expected to be free of charge, on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Metallic Spheres is released on and around 11/12 October, depending on the day that new releases usually reach the shops in your part of the world. See the album’s microsite for more information on the project and, coming shortly, the ticket allocation for the L.A. launch.
Lastly and unfortunately, technical issues are once more affecting David’s website currently, but it will be back online as soon as possible.