Synthpop vets Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will bring their 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 breakthrough Music for the Masses tour.
The reunited OMD — featuring co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, plus keyboardist Martin Cooper and drummer Malcolm Holmes — will begin the trek March 5 in Toronto and wrap up March 26 in San Francisco, with three dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas, slotted for mid-March (see full tour dates below).
For the North American shows, the band is selling special VIP and “gold” packages; the former, for $150, includes admittance to both the show and soundcheck, and a meet-and-greet with the band, as well as a T-shirt, autographed photo and a copy of the album. The latter package, for $100, includes all that, except for the meet-and-greet.
Full details on ticket packages are available at omd.brightantenna.com.
See OMD’s tour dates after the jump…
OMD History of Modern North American tour dates:
March 5: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
March 6: Le National, Montreal, QC
March 7: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
March 8: Webster Hall, New York, NY
March 10: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
March 12: Park West, Chicago, IL
March 14: The Loft, Atlanta, GA
March 16: House Of Blues, Houston, TX
March 17: SXSW, Austin, TX
March 18: SXSW, Austin, TX
March 19: SXSW, Austin, TX
March 20: Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
March 22: Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
March 23: Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
March 25: The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA
March 26: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
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