Pioneering synth duo Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today announced plans to mount a 24-date North American tour next year celebrating the group’s four decades together. Full details on the tour right here, plus there’s a livestream coming, too.
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As they build up to the release of their new album in a few weeks, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark stopped by BBC Radio 2’s “Chris Evans Breakfast Show” on Friday to perform four songs — including a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Watch it here.
Classic synthpop outfit Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark this week announced they’ll release their 13th studio album — the group’s first record since 2013’s English Electric — this September, to be followed by a fall tour of the U.K. and Europe. We’ve got the first song released off the new album.
With drummer Malcolm Holmes’ onstage health scare now (thankfully) behind the band, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is moving forward with promotion of its new album English Electric — namely the release of the LP’s third single, “Night Café,” which is due out next month.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark announced it will cancel the remainder of its North American tour — concerts that had been planned for Detroit, Minneapolis and Chicago — after drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered a medical emergency that forced the band to cut short tonight’s show in Toronto.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have been favoring animation for many of the promotional clips for their new album English Electric, and that remains the case when it comes to the video for new single “Dresden.” The clip finds Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys in animated silhouette.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark this morning announced they will release ‘English Electric’ — their second post-reunion album and 12th studio set overall — this April, and both revealed the record’s tracklist and released a short animated teaser video set to the quasi-instrumental track “Decimal.”
Reunited synthpop favorites OMD have yet to announce a release date for their upcoming 12th album English Electric, but the group has gone ahead and unveiled a 13-date U.K. tour in support of the album that’s slated to run from late April into mid-May — with European dates expected to be announced shortly.
Reunited synthpop favorites Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will spend September and October finishing up English Electric, their planned 12th studio album and the follow-up to 2010’s very well-received comeback record History of Modern, the group announced this morning in an e-mail to fans.
As part of EMI Music’s ongoing Electrospective campaign designed to celebrate the history of electronic music, Mojo magazine recently convened a roundtable discussion of the genre featuring, among others, synthpop pioneers such as Mute Records; Daniel Miller, Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware and OMD’s Andy McCluskey.
After extensive touring in support of their 2010 comeback ‘History of Modern,’ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will return to the studio early next month to begin work on a follow-up, already titled ‘English Electric,’ according to a post on the band’s Facebook page credited to Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.
Reunited synthpoppers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark wrapped up their first U.S. tour in 20 years on Tuesday in Hollywood, and ex-KROQ/current 1st Wave DJ Richard Blade offers up this quick backstage tour at the Music Box.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will bring its ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America in March for a 16-date trek booked around the South By Southwest festival — the classic lineup’s first U.S. concerts since opening for Depeche Mode’s ‘Music for the Masses’ tour.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are treating their fans to a special gift each day leading up to Christmas as a thank-you for their support this year, beginning with a free MP3 of ‘Sister Marie Says’ (Soil In The Synth Remix), a new mix of the ‘History of Modern’ single.