Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

100% unofficial and fan-made  

Date

6th January 1980


Venue

Eindhoven Effenaar, Holland (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

OMD's first gig in Europe and first gig as a 4 piece band. Support band not known.

Date

14th January 1980


Venue

Brussels Plan K, Belgium (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

15th February 1980


Venue

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


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Neuklon.

Date

16th February 1980


Venue

Manchester Polytechnic, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

No support.

Date

19th February 1980


Venue

Huddersfield Polytechnic, UK (capacity 400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Malcolm's drum kit broke on stage. Support from Basczax.

Date

21st February 1980


Venue

Branigan's (Fan Club), Leeds, UK (capacity 650)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

22nd February 1980


Venue

Edgehill College, Ormskirk, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

23rd February 1980


Venue

JB's, Dudley, UK (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

25th February 1980


Venue

Plymouth Clones Club, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

26th February 1980


Venue

Exeter Routes, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

27th February 1980


Venue

Bristol Trinity Hall, UK (capacity 600)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

28th February 1980


Venue

Portsmouth Polytechnic, UK (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

29th February 1980


Venue

South Bank Polytechnic, London, UK (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Au Pairs.

Date

2nd March 1980


Venue

Norwich UEA, UK (capacity 1500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Au Pairs.

Date

3rd March 1980


Venue

Kent University, UK (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Au Pairs.

Date

4th March 1980


Venue

Shrewsbury Music Hall, UK (capacity 350)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Flowers.

Date

7th March 1980


Venue

Retford Porterhouse, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

8th March 1980


Venue

Middlesbrough Rock Garden, UK (capacity 450)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Flowers.

Date

9th March 1980


Venue

Edinburgh Valentino's, UK (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Flowers.

Date

10th March 1980


Venue

Dundee Maryatt Hall, UK (capacity 400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Flowers.

Date

11th March 1980


Venue

Aberdeen Ruffles, UK (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Flowers.

Date

12th March 1980


Venue

Glasgow Technical College, UK (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Flowers.

Date

13th March 1980


Venue

Sheffield Limit Club, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

14th March 1980


Venue

London Y Studios, UK (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

15th March 1980


Venue

Liverpool University, UK (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Basczax.

Date

11th April 1980


Venue

Camden Electric Ballroom, UK (capacity 800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from The Distractions and Flowers.

Date

16th April 1980


Venue

Ghent Circle, Belgium (capacity 600)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Fad Gadget.

Date

17th April 1980


Venue

Liege Salle De La Chapelle, Belgium (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Fad Gadget.

Date

18th April 1980


Venue

Brussels Klacik, Belgium (capacity 400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Fad Gadget.

Date

21st April 1980


Venue

Amsterdam Paradiso, Holland (capacity 1000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

23rd April 1980


Venue

Eindhoven Effenaar, Holland (capacity 400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

24th April 1980


Venue

Arnhem Stokvishal, Holland (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

April 1980


Venue

France (capacities unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Exact dates and details not known.

Date

28th April 1980


Venue

Paris Bains Douche, France (capacity 1500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

7th May 1980


Venue

Brussels Klacik, Belgium (capacity 400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known. Flew back to the UK immediately after this show to record the band's first appearance on Top Of The Pops as Messages had entered the UK charts.

Date

30th May 1980


Venue

New York Hurrah's, NY, USA (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from W2.

Date

31st May 1980


Venue

Philadelphia Hot Club, PA, USA (capacity 250)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support from Crash Course in Science.

Date

1st June 1980


Venue

Boston Underground, MA, USA (capacity 200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

2nd June 1980


Venue

Baltimore University of Maryland Grand Ballroom, MD, USA (capacity 900)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

28th July 1980


Venue

Nottingham Playhouse, UK (capacity 750)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Recorded especially for UK TV channel ITV's Rockstage programme, the 30 minute show aired in April 1981. Officially released as 'Access All Areas' in 2015, the CD and DVD each contain the same 7 tracks. Support from Basczax.

Date

7th September 1980


Venue

Rotterdam Pop Festival, Holland (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

Festival appearance but details of other bands not known.

Date

19th September 1980


Venue

Portsmouth Guildhall, UK (capacity 2250)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Dave Hughes and Malcolm Holmes


Notes

OMD played with other artists including John Otway as part of the 'Urgh! A Music War' LP and video compilation.

Date

1st November 1980


Venue

Aylesbury Friars Club, UK (capacity 1250)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

First night of the Organisation tour with Martin Cooper re-joining the band. Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

2nd November 1980


Venue

Hanley Victoria Hall, UK (capacity 2800)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

3rd November 1980


Venue

Bristol Colston Hall, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

4th November 1980


Venue

Southampton Gaumont, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Electricity was played 3 times! Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

5th November 1980


Venue

Reading Top Rank, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

6th November 1980


Venue

Guildford Civic Hall, UK (capacity 1500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

7th November 1980


Venue

Norwich UEA, UK (capacity 1500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

9th November 1980


Venue

Wolverhampton Civic Hall, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

10th November 1980


Venue

Glasgow Apollo, UK (capacity 3000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

11th November 1980


Venue

Edinburgh Odeon, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

12th November 1980


Venue

Manchester Apollo, UK (capacity 2700)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

13th November 1980


Venue

Victoria Apollo, London, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

15th November 1980


Venue

Ipswich Gaumont, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

17th November 1980


Venue

Sheffield City Hall, UK (capacity 2300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

18th November 1980


Venue

Birmingham Odeon, UK (capacity 2400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

19th November 1980


Venue

Blackburn King Georges Hall, UK (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

20th November 1980


Venue

Liverpool Empire, UK (capacity 2400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

21st November 1980


Venue

Newcastle Polytechnic, UK (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Fatal Charm.

Date

24th November 1980


Venue

Paris Le Palace, France (capacity 400)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

27th November 1980


Venue

Ghent Vooruit, Belgium (capacity 1100)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

28th November 1980


Venue

Herenthout Zaal Lux, Belgium (capacity 600)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

29th November 1980


Venue

Ancienne Belgique, (capacity 2000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

30th November 1980


Venue

Bonn Rheinterassen, Germany (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

December 1980


Venue

France (capacities unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Exact dates and details not known.

Date

1st December 1980


Venue

Amsterdam Paradiso, Holland (capacity 1000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Psycamesh.

Date

5th December 1980


Venue

Berlin, Germany (capacity unknown)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

6th December 1980


Venue

Hamburg Markthalle, Germany (capacity 1000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

8th December 1980


Venue

Berlin Kant Kino, Germany (capacity 300)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

10th December 1980


Venue

Amsterdam Paradiso, Holland (capacity 1000)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

12th December 1980


Venue

Rijswijk Lodewijk Makeblijde College, Holland (capacity 150)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support band not known.

Date

17th December 1980


Venue

Hammersmith Odeon, UK (capacity 3500)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

Support from Foreign Bodies.

Date

31st December 1980


Venue

Irving Plaza, NY, USA (capacity 1200)


Band Members

Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, Martin Cooper


Notes

OMD played at 3am on New Year's Day. Other band details not known.