Friday, July 15, 2011

OMD to Conquer America For Second Time

One of my major disappointments of the past year was knowing the reunited Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was actually touring America... yet, they weren't coming anywhere near my hometown of Seattle. The nearest my synth-pop heroes would be was Oakland. So close, yet so far. That was in the spring. They performed to rave reviews across the country, including SXSW, and headed back across the pond. I assumed, incorrectly, that was that. I would have to live out my dreamy dreams through grainy YouTube videos of their triumphant performances.

Well, the tour went so well that the fellas have decided to return in the fall for 21 fresh dates... INCLUDING Seattle. There is no way I'm missing Andy, Paul and the rest of the classic lineup this time. This is also as good a time as any to make this plea: If you don't already have 'History of Modern,' the band's 2010 album and its first set of new songs with this lineup since 'The Pacific Age' way back in 1986, get it now. If you were a fan from way way back, you will not be disappointed. Check out a video for one of the singles from the LP below.

OMD's North American Tour
Sept. 16: Grand Central, Miami
Sept. 17: Beacham Theatre, Orlando
Sept. 19: Ramshead Live, Baltimore
Sept. 20-21: Irving Plaza, New York
Sept. 22: Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia
Sept. 24: Vic Theatre, Chicago
Sept. 25: Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee
Sept. 26: First Avenue, Minneapolis
Sept. 30: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Oct. 1: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Ore.
Oct. 2: The Showbox @ Market, Seattle
Oct. 4: The Warfield, San Francisco
Oct. 6: House of Blues, Anaheim
Oct. 7: Club Nokia, Los Angeles
Oct. 8: House of Blues, Las Vegas
Oct. 9: Humphrey's by the Bay, San Diego
Oct. 11: House of Blues, Dallas
Oct. 12: Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa
Oct. 13: La Zona Rosa, Austin
Oct. 15: Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City

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