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OMD cancels summer plans due to Malcolm Holmes' heat exhaustion

Synth-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, or OMD, have canceled a handful of international shows through late summer after drummer Malcolm Holmes fell ill during the band's Toronto performance. // Tour dates at SoundSpike Synth-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, or OMD, have canceled a handful of international shows through late summer after drummer Malcolm Holmes fell ill during the band's Toronto performance.

OMD brings "English Electric" stateside

Synth-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark -- better known as OMD -- will make their way to North America this spring to drum up support for the impending 'English Electric." // Tour dates at SoundSpike Synth-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark -- better known as OMD -- will make their way to North America this spring to drum up support for the impending 'English Electric."

OMD returns to U.S. for "History of Modern"

After a sold-out spring trek, synth-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark -- better known as OMD -- have mapped another North American outing in support of "History of Modern," their first album in 14 years. // Tour dates at SoundSpike After a sold-out spring trek, synth-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark -- better known as OMD -- have mapped another North American outing in support of "History of Modern," their first album in 14 years.

In Pictures: OMD in Oakland, CA

The classic lineup of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is back in action, touring North America in support of "History of Modern," the group's first studio album in more than a decade.  Andy McCluskey (lead vocals, guitar), Paul Humphreys (keyboards/vocals), Martin Cooper (keyboards) and Malcolm Holmes (drums) kicked things off stateside early this month, and their last U.S. date is set for tomorrow (3/29) at The Music Box in Los Angeles. The classic lineup of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is back in action, touring North America in support of "History of Modern," the group's first studio album in more than a decade. Andy McCluskey (lead vocals, guitar), Paul Humphreys (keyboards/vocals), Martin Cooper (keyboards) and Malcolm Holmes (drums) kicked things off stateside early this month, and their last U.S. date is set for tomorrow (3/29) at The Music Box in Los Angeles.

In Pictures: Our 20 Best Photos from SXSW

With literally thousands of acts to choose from, it's something of a gamble when photographers set out to cover any given band during SXSW. With returning favorites like Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and OMD, as well as breaking talent such as Wild Flag, Yuck, The Pretty Reckless and Dirty Vegas -- sometimes playing at opposite ends of host city Austin, TX, at overlapping time slots -- it requires a bit of a zen navigation -- not to mention a current map of the festival's venues -- to really nail it. With literally thousands of acts to choose from, it's something of a gamble when photographers set out to cover any given band during SXSW. With returning favorites like Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and OMD, as well as breaking talent such as Wild Flag, Yuck, The Pretty Reckless and Dirty Vegas -- sometimes playing at opposite ends of host city Austin, TX, at overlapping time slots -- it requires a bit of a zen navigation -- not to mention a current map of the festival's venues -- to really nail it.

OMD addresses SXSW camera-boom mishap

Several people were injured at South by Southwest when a camera boom fell into the crowd at a March 18 OMD showcase at Stubb's in Austin, TX. Approximately 10 people were injured, but only four concertgoers were taken by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to published reports. Several people were injured at South by Southwest when a camera boom fell into the crowd at a March 18 OMD showcase at Stubb's in Austin, TX. Approximately 10 people were injured, but only four concertgoers were taken by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to published reports.

In Pictures: SXSW (Day 3) in Austin, TX

The showcase of music for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2011 revved its engine for lap three in Austin on Friday (3/18). Myriad bands from all over the world filled every available stage in every available venue around the center of the Texas city. The showcase of music for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2011 revved its engine for lap three in Austin on Friday (3/18). Myriad bands from all over the world filled every available stage in every available venue around the center of the Texas city.