Underworld Live from Tokyo
Saturday 24th November 2007
Broadcast Starts: 3pm UK/Midnight Japan
Underworld On Stage: 4pm UK/1am (25th) Japan
On Saturday 24th November, Underworld will broadcast their performance at The Oblivion Ball in Tokyo live and exclusively from their website www.underworldlive.com. The free-to-air broadcast will commence 1 hour before the band take to the stage in Tokyo and will preview footage from the MakuhariArtJam – an installation project by Underworld Tomato and Friends. Members of the underworldlive.com site will be able to exclusively download a dedicated reference movie for the broadcast, allowing them the ability to view the show “full screen”. Underworld have been broadcasting free over the internet for many years – be it an impromptu low resolution radio show from a hotel room in a far flung corner of the world, or a TV-resolution audio visual broadcast of a live show – this show from Japan promises to be very different and to further raise the bar.
The Oblivion Ball is taking place at the 20,000 capacity Makuhari Messe in Tokyo and the whole event was conceived and curated by Underworld. On the live stage, there will be performances by 120 Days, The Orb, Simian Mobile Disco and Underworld – with the legendary Andrew Weatherall working his magic between each live performance. The event also sees Underworld and Tomato collaborating on an installation that consists of 5 live painting projects that together make-up a 50 x 7 meter wall of art. Within the venue itself, the installation is a piece of live performance art, at the centre of the event. There is also a cinema that will be showing films such as Danny Boyles’ “Trainspotting” and “Sunshine” and Anthony Minghellas’ “Breaking & Entering” – films which Underworld played a key role in scoring. The Cinema will also preview a number of short films from the Underworld/Tomato archive.
For more information and to view an exclusive clip from their broadcast from Londons’ Roundhouse in October this year, please visit www.underworldlive.com/tokyolive