By Monk

Orange Goblin have been forced to cancel their scheduled pair of 25th anniversary livestream shows, which were due to have taken place this coming weekend, as a result of the renewed lockdown in England.

The shows, which had been arranged for this coming Sunday and Monday, will now take place at The Dome in north London on 18 and 19 December. Existing tickets, for both physical attendance and the livestreams, will remain valid.

As originally planned, the two shows will encompass Orange Goblin’s entire career. The first show, titled ‘From Planet Ten….to the House of God’, will concentrate solely on material from the band’s early, Rise Above Records-era releases. The following night’s performance, under the name of ‘They Come Back….The Filthy & The Damned’, will focus on songs from post-Rise Above years, right up to and including material from latest album ‘The Wolf Bites Back’

Vocalist Ben Ward is typically philosophical about the change of dates:

“Obviously the second nationwide lockdown is a massive pain in the arse for everyone and now due to the venue being shut throughout November we have no choice but to reschedule these special live/live stream shows to Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December!

“We are very sorry to everyone for the inconvenience but we sincerely hope that everyone can still join us for what will be two very special 25th Anniversary shows and the last ever with our original bassist and best buddy Martyn Millard!

All tickets previously purchased to attend the shows will still be valid for the new dates, as will any pre-purchased live stream access.

“It’s pretty ironic that these shows will now take place on the exact same dates as we were due to perform in London as part of the UK tour.

“Apologies once again for the postponement but these things are obviously out of our hands and we all hope you can all join us in December!”