Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a special world tour and they will visit the Bonus Arena, Hull, on 28th October.
The band were formed in 1978 by teenage friends Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.
They quickly became electro-pioneers with a string of hit albums released throughout the 1980’s, eventually selling over 25 million singles and 15 million albums across their career to date, establishing them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups.
Today’s announcement comes as part of another exciting instalment of the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations. They started with the re-issue of their first four classic albums on 180g vinyl, mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves, designed by the legendary Peter Saville.
“Electronic music is our language,” Andy McCluskey says. “It’s how we talk.”
“We’re at our best when we’re in a room together, working,” Paul Humphreys adds. “That’s when the sparks and ideas happen. It’s the same now as it ever was.”
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Thursday 14th March from www.bonusarenahull.com or alternatively call 0844 8440444*
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