Tag: Paul Humphreys

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.

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.

Video: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, ‘Dresden’ — off ‘English Electric’

Video: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, ‘Dresden’ — off ‘English Electric’

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.

OMD sets April release for ‘English Electric,’ reveals tracklist, ‘Decimal’ teaser video

OMD sets April release for ‘English Electric,’ reveals tracklist, ‘Decimal’ teaser video

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.”

OMD to spend September, October finishing 2nd post-comeback album ‘English Electric’

OMD to spend September, October finishing 2nd post-comeback album ‘English Electric’

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.

OMD set to begin work on next album ‘English Electric’ in early December

OMD set to begin work on next album ‘English Electric’ in early December

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.

Video: Richard Blade goes backstage for OMD soundcheck at final show of U.S. tour

Video: Richard Blade goes backstage for OMD soundcheck at final show of U.S. tour

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.

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

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

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.

This week: New CDs from OMD, Edwyn Collins, Swans; JAMC best-of; Bangles reissues

This week: New CDs from OMD, Edwyn Collins, Swans; JAMC best-of; Bangles reissues

This week’s releases include new studio albums from OMD, ex-Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins and reunited no-wave act Swans; plus a new Jesus and Mary Chain best-of; and expanded reissues of the Bangles’ first two albums, ‘All Over the Place’ and ‘Different Light.’

Video: OMD’s ‘If You Want It,’ first single off upcoming album ‘History of Modern’

With their first album in 14 years due out next month, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark last week released a music video for ‘If You Want It,’ the first single off the disc.

Video: OMD’s Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys discuss ‘History of Modern’

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark returns this fall with ‘History of Modern,’ the reunited act’s first new album in 14 years — and in this short video, co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys discuss their comeback bid and offer a taste of their new music.

Preview 2 tracks from OMD’s ‘History of Modern,’ first new album in 14 years

Preview 2 tracks from OMD’s ‘History of Modern,’ first new album in 14 years

Synthpop favorites Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are letting fans get a taste of two tracks — including first single ‘If You Want It’ — from the forthcoming ‘History of Modern,’ the reunited band’s first new album in 14 years.

OMD’s ‘History of Modern’ tracklist, box set unveiled; release set for Sept. 20

OMD’s ‘History of Modern’ tracklist, box set unveiled; release set for Sept. 20

Reunited British synthpop unit Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark this week unveiled the tracklist, announced details of a Peter Saville-designed box set and set a September release date for ‘History of Modern,’ the band’s first new album in 14 years.