OMD to bring ‘English Electric’ to North America with 12 concerts in April, July

Reunited synthpop heroes Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today unveiled plans to tour North America this spring and summer, hitting five western cities in April prior to the band’s appearances at the two-weekend  Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, then returning in July for seven more concerts in the east.

The shows are in support of the release of English Electric — OMD second post-reunion album and 12th studio set overall — on April 8/9, and come around OMD’s previously announced U.K. tour, which runs April 28 through May 14, and is followed by dates in France, Belgium and Germany (see full dates below).

OMD is asking fans to sign up for a ticket pre-sale.

English Electric is OMD’s first since 2010′s History of Modern, which itself was OMD’s first new album since 1996’s Universal and its first with its classic lineup — original members Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes — since 1986’s The Pacific Age.

 

OMD tour dates:

NORTH AMERICA:
April 5: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
April 6: The Showbox @ The Market, Seattle, WA
April 7: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
April 10: The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
April 12: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
April 14: Coachella, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA
April 18: Teatro Metroplitan, Mexico City, Mexico
April 21: Coachella, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA

UNITED KINGDOM:
April 28: Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
April 29: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
May 1: Royal Centre, Nottingham, UK
May 2: Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK
May 3: Roundhouse, London, UK
May 5: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
May 6: New Theatre, Oxford, UK
May 8: City Hall, Sheffield, UK
May 9: Academy, Leeds, UK
May 10: Academy, Manchester, UK
May 12: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
May 13: Sage, Gateshead, UK
May 14: Empire, Liverpool, UK

EUROPE:
May 17: Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 18: Le Trianon, Paris, France
May 20: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
May 21: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
May 22: Ringlokschuppen, Bielfeld, Germany
May 24: Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
May 25: Haus Auensee, Leipszig, Germany
May 27: Ewerk, Koln, Germany
May 30: Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland

NORTH AMERICA:
July 8: Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
July 9: Metro, Chicago, IL
July 11: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
July 12: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
July 13: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
July 15: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
July 17: Terminal 5, New York, NY

 

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