Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Tour North America in March in Support of their latest critically acclaimed album “History Of Modern”
Plus free MP3 download of “If You Want To (Marsheaux Remix)”
O.M.D. – If You Want It (Marsheaux Remix)
With just one week on the market, OMD tickets are selling out fast in the US!
General Admission tickets for Los Angeles are officially sold out and only Gold VIP tickets remain! But don’t fret, due to this phenomenal demand O.M.D. have just announced a SECOND L.A. show for March 29th! Additionally, San Francisco’s show formerly at Mezzanine has now been moved to Oakland’s Fox Theater to accommodate the high demand for tickets! (All San Fran tickets will be honored)!
VIP and Gold packages which include Meet and Greets and Soundcheck experiences with OMD are available in all cities, but please note, VIP packages have sold out fast in LA (for the first show), SF, NY, and Chicago.
Details are below and special VIP tickets can be purchased at:
VIP package $150
Admittance to show, intimate soundcheck experience AND band meet and greet. Exclusive autographed 8×10 photo and exclusive t-shirt. Plus tour program and your choice of “History of Modern” CD or 180-gram vinyl w/ digital download. Limited to 30 people per venue.
GOLD Package: $100
Admittance to show AND intimate soundcheck experience. Exclusive autographed 8×10 photo and exclusive t-shirt. Plus tour program and your choice of “History of Modern” CD or 180-gram vinyl w/ digital download. Limited to 70 people per venue.
All tickets are general admission.
‘Cause for exaltation’ – NPR
‘Synth pop icons re-emerge with ’80s allure intact… Andy McCluskey’s ageless croon still conjures ghosts in the synth pop machinery, as vintage Mellotrons weep quasi-operatic tears.’
‘OMD has the dignity that made them huge first time’ – News of the World
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, one of the UK’s most iconic bands, are back with their first new album in 14 years. The appropriately entitled ‘History Of Modern’ via Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group, has already sold over 100,000 copies. And what a return!
Andy McCluskey has called it ‘our best album since Architecture and Morality’ – and few would disagree. The album was produced by OMD and mixed by one of the UK’s most in demand producers Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys/Blood Red Shoes/Razorlight).
Last autumn the classic OMD line up of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper (keyboards) and Malcolm Holmes (drums) embarked on their sold-out ‘History of Modern’ European tour. The press raved. The Times praised their “well-crafted song structures, lush arrangements and energetic stage performance” while Q Magazine declared them ‘soaring synth-pop of the highest order’.
The tour is now officially heading stateside this March with North American stops including Boston, NY, LA, SF, Toronto and playing select shows at this year’s SXSW. It will be the group’s first US outing with the original line up since their 1988 stadium tour with Depeche Mode. After three years of critically acclaimed sold- out concerts in the UK and Europe these dates will feature the band mixing their most celebrated and classic hits; ‘Enola Gay’, ‘So In Love’ ‘If You Leave’ and ‘Souvenir’ with new songs, creating a distinctly contemporary live show.
It’s nearly thirty years since OMD first harnessed their creative and commercial powers, and 2010’s comeback album ‘History Of Modern’ proves they still have a way with a warm melody and interesting lyric. For all their love of experimental German music, the Wirral duo remains at heart, slaves to the pop song. History of Modern is a powerful, pulsating, vibrant testament to their shared pop sensibility. Tracks such as ‘Pulse’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Sister Marie Says’ and ‘The Future’ are huge dancefloor fillers while downtempo gems ‘Bondage Of Fate’, ‘If You Want It’ and ‘Sometimes’ are simply beautiful, classic OMD songs that invoke their pioneering and influential electronic roots. Many of today’s electro artists such as LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Mark Ronson, The XX, MGMT and The Killers have repeatedly cited OMD as a massive inspiration.
O.M.D.’s HISTORY OF MODERN U.S TOUR DATES:
March 5 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 6 Montreal, QC Le National
March 7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
March 8 New York, NY Webster Hall
March 10 Washington, DC 9.30 Club
March 11 Pontiac, MA Crofoot Ballroom
March 12 Chicago, IL Park West
March 14 Atlanta, GA The Loft
March 16 Houston, TX House Of Blues
March 17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 18 Austin, TX SXSW
March 19 Austin, TX SXSW
March 20 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
March 22 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
March 23 Salt Lake City, UT Depot
March 25 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
March 26 Oakland, CA The Fox
March 27 San Diego, CA 4th & B
March 29 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box