Reunions, Tour Dates — January 11, 2011 at 7:22 am

OMD brings ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America, South By Southwest in March

OMD, circa 2010

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).

The tour comes in support of last year’s History of Modern, OMD’s first new album since 1996’s Universal and its first with its classic lineup since 1986’s The Pacific Age.

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

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



  1. Why not Philadelphia?

  2. How cool. Haven’t seen them since they opened for Power Station in 85 LOL.

  3. kinda pricey? maybe?

  4. I must say they were awesome and brought the house down in Atlanta. The energy was incredible and a pure enjoyment to listen to.

  5. Caught the packed show at the Fox Theatre in Oakland – very enthusiastic reception for a terrific show. They promised to come back soon – hopefully they will!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *