Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

100% unofficial and fan-made  

Date

2nd February 1979


Venue

Eric's Club, Liverpool, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to A Teardrop Explodes. Ded Byrds and Malchix also played.

Date

6th April 1979


Venue

The Factory Club, Manchester, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to A Teardrop Explodes.

Date

27th April 1979


Venue

Eric's Club, Liverpool, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to A Teardrop Explodes.

Date

11th May 1979


Venue

The Factory Club, Manchester, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

The Factory tour. Played with Joy Division, A Certain Ratio and John Dowie.

Date

17th May 1979


Venue

Acklam Hall, London, UK (capacity 250)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

The Factory tour. Played with Joy Division, A Certain Ratio and John Dowie. Andy's bass guitar was stolen before the gig.

Date

May 1979


Venue

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, UK (capacity 1000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

The Factory tour. Played with Joy Division, A Certain Ratio and John Dowie. Carol Wilson from Dindisc offers the band a contract after this show.

Date

23rd May 1979


Venue

Bowden Youth Club, Altrincham, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

CANCELLED. The Factory tour. The band decided not to play as the stage was too small and could not hold all equipment safely.

Date

31st May 1979


Venue

Eric's Club, Liverpool, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from Angletrax.

Date

7th June 1979


Venue

Branigan's, Leeds, UK (capacity 650)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Joy Division. Venue also known as Fan Club.

Date

13th June 1979


Venue

The Factory Club, Manchester, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from Angletrax.

Date

14th June 1979


Venue

Barbarella's, Birmingham, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from Angletrax.

Date

26th June 1979


Venue

Limit Club, Sheffield, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from Angletrax.

Date

5th July 1979


Venue

Limit Club, Sheffield, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


                                                          Notes

                                                          The Factory tour.

Date

27th July 1979


Venue

Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Benefit concert organised by Blackpool band Section 25 for the 'Year of the Child'. Joy Division, Glass Torpedoes and Final Solution also played.

Date

3rd August 1979


Venue

The Factory Club, Manchester, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from Angeltrax.

Date

10th August 1979


Venue

Eric's Club, Liverpool, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from A Certain Ratio.

Date

13th August 1979


Venue

Nashville Rooms, London, UK (capacity 600)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Played with A Certain Ratio and Joy Division. Gary Numan attended this gig and asked the band to support him on his upcoming UK tour.

Date

27th August 1979


Venue

Leigh Valley Festival, UK (capacity 30)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Played with A Certain Ratio, Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen. The festival was poorly advertised and therefore poorly attended.

Date

8th September 1979


Venue

Futurama Festival, Leeds, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

A music and science fiction festival headlined by Public Image Limited.

Date

20th September 1979


Venue

Glasgow Apollo, UK (capacity 3000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

21st September 1979


Venue

Newcastle City Hall, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

23rd September 1979


Venue

Coventry Theatre, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

24th September 1979


Venue

Bristol Colston Hall, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

25th September 1979


Venue

Liverpool Empire, UK (capacity 2400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

26th September 1979


Venue

Manchester Apollo, UK (capacity 2700)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

26th September 1979


Venue

Manchester Apollo, UK (capacity 2700)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

27th September 1979


Venue

Hammersmith Odeon, UK (capacity 3500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

28th September 1979


Venue

Hammersmith Odeon, UK (capacity 3500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

30th September 1979


Venue

Birmingham Odeon, UK (capacity 2400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

1st October 1979


Venue

Guildford Civic Hall, UK (capacity 1500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

2nd October 1979


Venue

Southampton Gaumont, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

3rd October 1979


Venue

Ipswich Gaumont, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

5th October 1979


Venue

Brighton Dome, UK (capacity 2100)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

6th October 1979


Venue

Aylesbury Friars, UK (capacity 1250)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

7th October 1979


Venue

Wolverhampton Civic Hall, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

8th October 1979


Venue

Sheffield City Hall, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Gary Numan who was one of the biggest selling acts of the time. OMD had grown from playing small clubs to large theatres in less than 12 months.

Date

October 1979


Venue

Liverpool University, Anfield Lounge, Liverpool, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Exact date and details not known other than this was a Fresher's Ball for new students.

Date

1st November 1979


Venue

Plymouth Castaways, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

No support. Upgraded from Clones Club due to demand for tickets.

Date

2nd November 1979


Venue

Queen Mary's College, London, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Supported by UB40.

Date

3rd November 1979


Venue

Camden Electric Ballroom, London, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Penetration. Local Operator also appeared on the bill.

Date

7th December 1979


Venue

Camden Electric Ballroom, London, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Talking Heads. U2 were bottom of the bill in one of their first UK appearances.

Date

8th December 1979


Venue

Camden Electric Ballroom, London, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support to Talking Heads. U2 were bottom of the bill in one of their first UK appearances.

Date

28th December 1979


Venue

Eric's Club, Liverpool, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys


Notes

Support from Dalek I Love You. Billed as 'A Tribute to Winston' to celebrate the tape recorder's contribution to OMD.