Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a special world tour. Starting in October in Portugal, stretching through to February 2020 finishing in Paris, the band will be joined by both Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw.
Show in Vilnius will tke place on January 31 at Compensa Concert Hall. OMD will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary by playing all of our hits and more, including some rarely played early material.
The band were formed in 1978 by teenage friends Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. They quickly became electro-pioneers with a string of hit albums released throughout the 1980’s, eventually selling over 25 million singles and 15 million albums across their career to date, establishing them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups.
Unquestionably one of the more important Electronic music artists of the 1980s, OMD would take their need to be different and craft something that was not only out of the box, but compelling to listen to. From the 1979 single “Electricity” to their most recent album, 2017’s The Luxury of Punishment, they are one of the few bands from the New Wave era to consistently produce high quality music. In fact, they are also one who have somehow found a way to be accepted by the younger generation as a contemporary act opposed to merely nostalgic.
The celebrations also spawned a must-read special 40th anniversary book which tells the story of OMD from the garage beginnings right through to the latest sell out tours. Featuring memories from band members, other musical artists that they have influenced, famous admirers and loyal fans. Band also set to release ‘Souvenir’ definitive singles collection later this year.
“Electronic music is our language,” Andy McCluskey says. “It’s how we talk.”