- 18 Sep 23
Following the announcement of their forthcoming album, OMD have revealed plans to tour across the UK and Ireland next year!
Synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) have revealed details of their highly anticipated return to the stage. After the announcement of their forthcoming studio album, the duo have revealed plans to tour 22 dates across the UK and Ireland - stopping in Dublin's 3Olympia Theatre on February 28, 2024.
Tickets for their Dublin date will go on sale this Friday, September 22, at 10am - and range in price from €56.35 including booking fees.
"We are so excited to be able to tour again with a brand new album to showcase,” says Andy McCluskey of OMD. “It's been six years since we learned new songs for live performances. The songs from Bauhaus Staircase will fit beautifully into our setlist - we just have to choose which five to play, as we have to treat people to the hits as well!"
In more current news, the band have released ‘Slow Train’, the second instalment from their forthcoming album, today - available to stream on all platforms.
The groups newly announced album, Bauhaus Staircase, will follow on October 27.
"'Slow Train' is a bonkers song and the video is stunningly crazy!” Andy reflects. “It feels nice to be able to challenge people's expectations of the band after 45 years of creating music."
The new album sees the band’s most explicitly political record and the crowning achievement of their desire to be both Stockhausen and Abba - born from the impetus to kickstart new explorations during lockdown. A broad, electronic, sonic masterpiece that lyrically tackles the topics of the future, it was predominantly written, recorded, and mixed by both McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.
OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which has established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 albums include reissued Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983).
Tickets for OMD's 3Olympia date go on sale this Friday, September 22, at 10am.
Check out the new track, 'Slow Train', below.