UNDERWORLD’S EASTERN PROMISE

Underworld reveal to nme.com plans for an historic show...

Underworld are play an historic show in TOKYO on November 24, nme.com can exclusively reveal.

They will headline the first ever all-nighter in the city supported by Orbital and intend to put together a completely new live Underworld experience for the event.

Speaking to nme.com, producer and programmer Rick Smith said how the band are to play in a venue purpose built for the Japanese capital’s millenium celebrations. He said they plan to put a brand new visual set together, one that UK fans might see sometime in the new year.

Smith, who with partner Karl Hyde headline the dance stage at Chelmsford tonight (19 August), also spoke of his delight at playing a show so close to his Romford home.

‘It’s great,’ he said. ‘We just drove here taking all the backroads and avoiding the traffic. It took about 15 or 20 minutes.’ He added that he was incredibly nervous ahead of what will be the band’s first large-scale UK show since the departure of Darren Emerson.

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