Tag: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

OMD announces 24-date North American greatest hits tour in 2022

OMD announces 24-date North American greatest hits tour in 2022

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.

OMD unveils ‘Souvenir’ 7-disc box set and 2CD singles set — hear new single ‘Don’t Go’

OMD unveils ‘Souvenir’ 7-disc box set and 2CD singles set — hear new single ‘Don’t Go’

Synthpop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today announced plans to release a career-spanning 7-disc box set with unreleased live and studio material as well as a 20-song singles collection — both titled Souvenir — and debuted a new single called “Don’t Go.” Check out the full tracklist right here.

The B-52s tap OMD, Berlin for 40th anniversary North American tour this summer

The B-52s tap OMD, Berlin for 40th anniversary North American tour this summer

Party-rock favorites The B-52s are headed out on a 40th anniversary tour of North America this summer, and they’ve enlisted contemporaries Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Berlin to open the tour. OMD also will be playing four headline shows in the U.S. during a tour break. Full dates here.

This week’s new releases: Dead Can Dance, Yazoo, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Art of Noise

This week’s new releases: Dead Can Dance, Yazoo, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Art of Noise

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.  This week’s releases include new and reissued titles from Dead Can Dance, Yazoo, OMD and The Art of Noise.

This week’s new releases: New Order’s ‘NOMC15’ live album, plus OMD B-sides set

This week’s new releases: New Order’s ‘NOMC15’ live album, plus OMD B-sides set

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include a new live album from New Order and a B-sides collection from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark,

OMD to release collection of B-sides, remixes from ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ singles

OMD to release collection of B-sides, remixes from ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ singles

Classic synthpop outfit Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will cap off the year with the release of a new 10-song compilation of the B-sides and remixes that accompanied the three singles released this year to promote the group’s latest album The Punishment of Luxury.

OMD unveils 2018 North American tour in support of ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

OMD unveils 2018 North American tour in support of ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

When Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark announced their new album The Punishment of Luxury last spring, the group had a handful of U.S. summer dates on the books — but it wasn’t much of a tour. That all changes next spring, when OMD returns for a full 27-date North American trek. See full dates here.

New releases: OMD, Crowded House’s Neil Finn, The Sisters of Mercy, Alien Sex Fiend

New releases: OMD, Crowded House’s Neil Finn, The Sisters of Mercy, Alien Sex Fiend

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include new studio albums from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Crowded House’s Neil Finn.

Listen: OMD, ‘The View From Here’ — 4th track issued off ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

Listen: OMD, ‘The View From Here’ — 4th track issued off ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have released the fourth track off the group’s upcoming album The Punishment of Luxury — “The View From Here,” which you can stream in full right here. The song follows singles “The Punishment of Luxury” and “Isotype,” plus the teaser “La Mitrailleuse.”

Watch: OMD covers David Bowie’s classic anthem ‘Heroes’ live on BBC Radio 2

Watch: OMD covers David Bowie’s classic anthem ‘Heroes’ live on BBC Radio 2

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.

OMD announces ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ album, tour — hear first new song off record

OMD announces ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ album, tour — hear first new song off record

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.

µ-Ziq digs up cover of OMD’s ‘Souvenir’ he recorded as a 13-year-old in 1985

µ-Ziq digs up cover of OMD’s ‘Souvenir’ he recorded as a 13-year-old in 1985

Mike Paradinas, aka electronic-music star µ-Ziq, has been uploading dozens of archival tracks to Soundcloud that span his musical life, including what he says is the first 4-track recording he ever made: a cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s 1981 single “Souvenir” he recorded as a 13-year-old in 1985.

OMD’s ‘Junk Culture’ reissue being re-pressed over bonus disc problems

OMD’s ‘Junk Culture’ reissue being re-pressed over bonus disc problems

Universal Music is advising Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans who’ve purchased the just-released deluxe-edition reissue of Junk Culture to return their copies to the retailers from which they purchased the album as it’s being re-pressed because of errors on Disc 2.

OMD’s ‘Junk Culture’ reissue to include B-sides, remixes, 5 unreleased tracks

OMD’s ‘Junk Culture’ reissue to include B-sides, remixes, 5 unreleased tracks

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will reissue its fifth album, 1984’s pop comeback Junk Culture, in February as a two-disc Deluxe Edition that will find the original album fully remastered and supplemented by a disc of the era’s B-sides, extended remixes and five previously unreleased songs and demos.