OMD Returns To U.S. For Fall Tour

    When Prefix spoke to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark frontman Andy McCluskey ahead of their North American tour in March — the seminal new-wave band’s first trip Stateside in 23 years — he expressed cautious optimism about its minimalist approach. “I hope that’s going to be okay. It’s a really simple back-to-basics tour, and unfortunately because we’re all on buses and traveling long distances and playing some fairly small places…we don’t have our projectors and our screens and our lights, it’s straightforward. This is what you get, this is what you see.”

     

    Seems like venues big and small liked what they saw, because OMD will be returning to North America in the fall to support History of Modern, their first album in 14 years. The tour kicks of Sep. 16 in Miami and has the original lineup — McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcom Holmes and Martin Cooper — hitting some new cities and bigger venues, including two nights at New York’s Irving Plaza. They also hint towards a slightly tweaked set; while we can definitely expect to hear that Pretty in Pink classic “If You Leave,” the band promises a couple of deeper cuts.

     

    OMD tour dates:

     

    09.16 Miami, FL: Grand Central

    09.17 Orlando, FL: Beacham Theatre (10:30 Curfew)

    09.19 Baltimore, MD: Ramshead Live

    09.20 New York, NY: Irving Plaza

    09.21 New York, NY: Irving Plaza

    09.22 Philadelphia, PA: Theatre of the Living Arts

    09.24 Chicago, IL: Vic Theatre

    09.25 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall Ballroom

    09.26 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue

    09.30 Vancouver, BC: Commodore Ballroom

    10.01 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom

    10.02 Seattle, WA: The Showbox @ Market

    10.04 San Francisco, CA: The Warfield

    10.06 Anaheim, CA: House of Blues

    10.07 Los Angeles, CA: Club Nokia

    10.08 Las Vegas, NV: House of Blues

    10.09 San Diego, CA: Humphrey’s by the Bay

    10.11 Dallas, TX: House of Blues

    10.12 Tulsa, OK: Cain’s Ballroom

    10.13 Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa

    10.15 Mexico City, MX: Corona Capital Festival