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."
The New Wave outfit will first hit the West Coast, beginning with an April 5 performance in Vancouver, British Columbia, and extending through the two-weekend Coachella Festival, which wraps April 21. The quartet will then return to the States in July, kicking off a second leg July 8 in Minneapolis and pushing through a July 17 concert in New York City.
Tickets are on sale now at the group's website.
OMD will unveil "English Electric," the sband's 12th album, April 9 on the BMG label. The 12-track collection will be available in a few varieties, including a deluxe edition featuring a media book and bonus DVD with a studio interview, animated videos and unseen tour photos.
"'English Electric' is best described as brutally simple dynamic energy," Peter Saville, the band's creative director, said in a press release. "Briefed by OMD to be as reductive as possible, the cover captures but barely contains the hi-tension of an industrial legend.
The classic lineup featuring Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes regrouped for a new album titled "History of Modern," which was released in 2010. That effort marked the outfit's 11th studio release and their first since 1996's "Universal."
5 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
6 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
7 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
12 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
14 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
18 - Mexico City, Mexico - Metropolitan Theatre
21 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
28 - Margate, United Kingdom - Winter Gardens
29 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Symphony Hall
1 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Royal Centre
2 - Ipswich, United Kingdom - Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 - London, United Kingdom - Roundhouse
5 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Bristol Folk Festival
6 - Oxford, United Kingdom - New Theatre Oxford
8 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Sheffield City Hall
9 - Leeds, United Kingdom - O2 Academy Leeds
10 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Academy
13 - Gateshead, United Kingdom - The Sage Gateshead
14 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Liverpool Empire Theatre
21 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks Konzerte Disco
22 - Bielefeld, Germany - Ringlokschuppen
24 - Berlin, Germany - Temopodrom
25 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
27 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
8 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
9 - Chicago, IL - Metro
11 - Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
13 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
28 - Perth, United Kingdom - '80s Rewind Festival