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#16 - Summer 2016 USA support tour

Posted on February 6, 2016 at 8:20 AM

OMD have announced a huge tour of North America supporting Barenaked Ladies across June and July. Howard Jones is also on the bill for all dates and tickets are on sale now.

In my opinion this is a sensible move (as long as it doesn't delay the new album!!) as it will mean huge exposure to a large section of the US but at a much smaller cost than a full headlining tour of their own. A peerfect chance to mention to the audience that a new album is on the way, it may also increase sales of History of Modern and English Electric - I'm not sure how many BNL fans will know OMD but they are in for a pleasant surprise! 


All dates, plus the one-off Andy and Paul 2-man show in Stockholm in May, have been added here and the stats have been updated too.


Enjoy!

#15 - Royal Albert Hall in 2016!

Posted on November 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Well, who saw this coming?!?

On 9th May 2016 OMD will perform Architecture & Morality and Dazzle Ships in full at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Standard and VIP tickets are on sale next week. There is sure to be strong demand for this and I am crossing my fingers that I will be there too!

Andy and Paul wrote 'Of All The Things We've Made' the night before the A+M tour started back in 1981, believing it would be the last ever OMD song. Fast forward 35 years and they will be performing it at the Royal Albert Hall...

#14 - stats times!

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM

As promised, I've completed some statistics. The figures are based on what I've researched so they are as accurate as the information is!

Enjoy, it's just for fun...:)

#13 - At long last...

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 5:10 AM

It's taken nearly 4 months but I'm pleased to announce the new version of this website is finally ready! A review of the pages was long overdue and there were a large number of updates to be added too. Each page has been recreated from scratch - every word rewritten and every image re-added along with many new ones. I hope you enjoy looking around, please leave feedback via the Guestbook or Contact Us option if you wish to do so.

#12 - new website coming in 2015!

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM

It's been far too long since there was an update here so look out for an updated version of this site coming in early 2015... :)



#11 - UK tour dates for 2013

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Exciting news! This is taken from the official OMD website:


We're delighted to announce that we will be heading back out on tour in 2013 in support of our new album English Electric. We will be touring the UK in April and May, playing the following dates:


April 28th - Margate Winter Gardens

April 29th - Birmingham Symphony Hall

May 1st - Nottingham Royal Centre

May 2nd - Ipswich Regent Theatre

May 3rd - London Roundhouse

May 5th - Bristol Colston Hall

May 6th - Oxford New Theatre

May 8th - Sheffield City Hall

May 9th - Leeds Academy

May 10th - Manchester Academy

May 12th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

May 13th - Gateshead Sage

May 14th - Liverpool Empire


Tickets will go on sale on Friday morning at 9am from here.


Also, for the first time ever in the UK, we are offering you a chance to experience an OMD show like never before.


These VIP packages are strictly limited and will go on sale on Friday morning at 9am from here.


Gold Package (£80)

- Ticket in the front 4 rows

- Access to soundcheck

- Setlist signed by the band

- English Electric tour t-shirt

- Souvenir English Electric ticket


Platinum Package (£120)

- Ticket in the front 4 rows

- Access to soundcheck

- Setlist signed by the band

- English Electric tour t-shirt

- Souvenir English Electric ticket

- Meet and Greet with the band

- Photo with the band

- Souvenir English Electric laminate and lanyard


Further information on these packages and terms and conditions are available from the ticketing website.


Europe news is coming soon...

 


#10 - more updates

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Hi all


Seems a bit late for Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :lol:


I've finally updated the site to include some 2011 gigs and added a page for 2012! In case you weren't aware, OMD are playing 2 Asian shows in March, 1 in Singapore and 1 in the Phillipines. It's their first-ever venture there so I hope all goes well.


OMD are confirmed as playing the Flashback festival in Worksop and Rewind festival in Henley-on-Thames on 18th and 19th August 2012 respectively. These are aimed primarily at 80s audiences with a view to picking up new followers who may not otherwise go and see an OMD show, I plan to attend both if possible so get your tickets! I know that OMD will be a huge hit at these gigs.


Finally, I'm working on some really geeky statistics for the site. It's just for fun, but I'll try and get a new page up soon, i.e. not in 6 months time ;)

#9 Lots of updates...finally

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Hi all

Apologies again for another long quiet period but technical issues have now been resolved and the site is fully up to date (well, as of today anyway!) with all remaining tour dates for 2011. 

For those who were lucky enough to be at Eric's on 10th September I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Fingers crossed for an end of year one-off UK show...

...which brings me nicely to the USA shows taking place right now. You can buy a USB stick or digital download of every night of the tour which is a fantastic idea and one that would have been a top seller in Europe too. Check out www.omdlive.com to find out more (not to be confused with www.omd-live.com which is this site) ;)


Anyway, the latest bootleg additions are:


Boston, USA - June 1980

Ottawa, Canada - December 1985

Newcastle, UK - November 1986

Leipzig, Germany - June 2007

Mainz, Germany - July 2007

Newcastle, UK - September 2008

Leipzig, Germany - November 2010

Berlin, Germany - November 2010

Amsterdam, Holland - November 2010

Pontiac, USA - March 2011

SxSW festival, USA - March 2011

LA instore set, USA - March 2011

LA, USA - March 2011

San Francisco, USA - March 2011

Erfurt, Germany - June 2011

Erics, UK - September 2011


Please contact me if you can add to the list of shows!


Cheers

Mark

 

#8 OMD to tour the USA - again!

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Hi all

Sorry for the long silence but I've been having access issues. There are a lot of updates I need to take care of so please bear with me. Dave Smith is very kindly beginning to add some of the shows listed here on Dime so keep any eye out; there are plenty to get through! Long term, the plan is to have them all available for sharing. 20 years of trading and plent of costs incurred but what the hey :lol:

In case you didn't know (where have you been!!?) there is a HUGE tour of North America arranged for September / October time. Check out the official site for ticket details but here are the dates:

 

September 16 - Miami, FL Grand Central

September 17 - Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre

September 19 - Baltimore, MD Ramshead Live

September 20 - New York, NY Irving Plaza

September 21 - New York, NY Irving Plaza

September 22 - Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

September 24 - Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

September 25 - Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom

September 26 - Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

September 30 - Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

October 1 - Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

October 2 - Seattle, WA The Showbox @ Market

October 4 - San Francisco, CA The Warfield

October 6 - Anaheim, CA House of Blues

October 7 - Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

October 8 - Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

October 9 - San Diego, CA Humphrey's by the Bay

October 11 - Dallas, TX House of Blues

October 12 - Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom

October 13 - Austin, TX La Zona Rosa

October 15 - Mexico City, MX Corona Capital Festival

 

Phew! So jealous of these dates, really wish I could get to one or two but don't think it will happen :( 

Fingers crossed for a UK date or two before the end of the year...

#7 OMD to tour the USA !

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM

13 dates for the USA and Canada have been announced for March this year. I think this is excellent news for all OMD fans over the water as it's been a long time coming for an OMD headlining tour - nearly 25 years in fact, December 1986 was the last time.


I am tempted but I think my wallet will have to rule my heart on this one but you never know...:/


Here are the dates:


March 05 – Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre

March 06 – Montreal – Le National

March 07 – Boston – Paradise Rock Club

March 08 – New York – Webster Hall

March 10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

March 12 – Chicago – Park West

March 14 – Atlanta – The Loft

March 16 - Houston – House of Blues

March 20 – Dallas – Granada Theatre

March 22 – Denver – Bluebird Theater

March 23 – Salt Lake City – The Depot

March 25 – Los Angeles – The Music Box

March 26 – San Francisco – Mezzanine




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