OMD/RLPO In Concert 2018

This field remains… When OMD first collaborated with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra back in 2009, you would be forgiven for thinking the project sounded unfeasible. For a band that’s carved an impressive career utilising electronic music, the idea of … Read More

OMD Live at Barbican, York

OMD’s York outing gains a special guest… Messages went along to the York leg of the 2017 tour to witness a little bit of OMD history in the making, with Julia Kneale making a one-off guest appearance to introduce the … Read More

OMD Live at The Roundhouse, London

OMD deliver more luxury than punishment… OMD’s talents for putting on a dynamic live performance remains strangely undiminished in the face of their decades-long concert history (in fact the band’s 40th Anniversary lands next year). The Punishment Of Luxury tour … Read More

Birmingham 100 10th Anniversary

Marking a classic date in OMD concert history Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the event that came to be known as the ‘Birmingham 100’ – an event which saw a reformed Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark playing together on … Read More

OMD at the Royal Albert Hall

In May 2016, OMD staged a remarkable live show in the amazing Royal Albert Hall… OMD’s ability to successfully perform different setlists and different venues, essentially giving audiences two different versions of the band, has given them an advantage that … Read More

DAZZLE WEEKEND – OMD in Liverpool

OMD at the Museum Of Liverpool November 2014 OMD’s decision to perform an intimate gig at the Museum Of Liverpool had begun as a much more simpler exercise with a request for the band to submit some musique concrète tracks … Read More

KRAFTWERK Live in New York

There’s no doubt about the influence KRAFTWERK has had on OMD. Both founding members have come out dozens of times citing the German experimental electronic band as a main influence. Lead singer Andy McCluskey jokes of how their song ‘Electricity’ … Read More

OMD – Austin 2011

OMD Tour Stop #20 – La Zona Rosa Austin TX, October 13th, 2011 LOL, today saw the earliest departure I had to do the whole trip, it wasn’t even fully light yet. For me, this was the “end of the … Read More

OMD – Tulsa 2011

OMD Tour Stop #19, Cains Ballroom, Tulsa October 12th, 2011 Well, the day started with an early wake up call because I had a 5 hour drive to Tulsa and was also picking up bouncing buddy Mark at the airport … Read More

OMD – Dallas 2011

Tour Stop #12-Granada Theatre, Dallas Well, after a tearful goodbye to Missy at the airport, we parted ways as she was flying a different airline back to San Fran and I was leaving sunny San D. for the predicted rainy … Read More

OMD – San Diego 2011

OMD Tour Stop #17- Humphreys By the Bay, San Diego October 9th, 2011 Well the day started early for Kim, Jaimie, John and I. Funny enough, John and Spencer ended up staying at the same hotel as us girls and … Read More

OMD – Anaheim 2011

Tour Stop #14, House of Blues Anaheim California, October 6th 2011 So, sunny California, that’s what I got to finally experience on my way to Anaheim. It had rained cats and dogs the night before and even when Missy and … Read More

OMD – Minneapolis 2011

Tour Stop #9 – First Avenue, Minneapolis September 26th, 2011 Well, I headed off for the long drive up to Minneapolis with the hopes of seeing some beautiful fall foliage… um, I did, but it was often through pouring rain. … Read More

OMD – Milwaukee 2011

Tour Stop #8 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee Ah…..a town close enough to mine that I could actually sleep in my own bed the night prior and the night of ;o) So the day started super early as I had an … Read More

OMD – New York #2 2011

Tour Stop #4 – Irving Plaza New York September 20th 2011 Well, to say tonights gig was amazing is a bit of an understatement but I’ll say it anyways. Best gig thus far (though Miami was pretty darn close from … Read More

OMD – Miami 2011

Tour Stop #1-Grand Central-Miami September 16th 2011 Well folks, here we are again. OMD are back in America and I’m blogging again. The main difference, I’m not doing the entire tour, LOL, missing a few, so this won’t be a … Read More

OMD – Los Angeles #3 2011

Tour Stop #19 – The Music Box LA 29th March 2011 Well the day of the final gig started a bit off… the day before I had headed off to Torrey Pines State Park, a gorgeous place that kind of … Read More

OMD – San Diego 2011

Tour Stop #18 – 4th and B, San Diego 27th March 2011 Well the day started early with an 8.5 hour drive in my trusty little sunshine car but as it tuned out, it was a lovely drive! OMG, tons … Read More

OMD – Oakland 2011

Tour Stop #17 – The Fox Theatre, Oakland CA 26th March 2011 Well, I arrived in not so sunny California, eagerly went to go pick up my rental car and almost fell over when I saw which one was mine… … Read More

OMD – Los Angeles 2011

Tour Stop #16, The Music Box LA 25th March 2011 So sunny Hollywood, that is what I woke to which was a pleasant surprise seeing as how the forecast called for rain. From my hotel room I could see the … Read More

OMD – Los Angeles 2011

Tour Stop #15, Amoeba Music In-Store Performance, Los Angeles 24th March 2011 Well I probably shouldn’t admit this for fear I won’t be allowed into The Music Box show tomorrow, but I ended up getting as excited to see the … Read More

OMD – Salt Lake City 2011

Tour Stop #14, The Depot, Salt Lake City 23rd March 2011 Well though I had been told that Denver was going to be the prettiest city I would visit on this trip, I have to disagree. Yes, it is nice, … Read More

OMD – Denver 2011

Tour Stop #13 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver 22nd March 2011 Ah, Denver… The Mile High City as it is nicknamed due to it being one mile above sea level. I arrived with a thud (literally, hardest plane landing I’ve ever … Read More

OMD – Dallas 2011

Tour Stop #12 – Granada Theatre, Dallas 20th March 2011 Well, one final gig in the state of Texas and more warm weather. LOL, I should report my search for cheap summer clothes mentioned in last blog was accomplished and … Read More

OMD – SXSW Austin Day 2

Tour Stop #11 – SXSW Austin, Day 2 18th March 2011 So another day in Austin for SXSW but not before I tried desperately to get caught up on blogs. Hadn’t been able to do Houston due to early departure … Read More

OMD – SXSW Austin Day 1

Tour Stop #10 – SXSW Austin, Day 1 17th March 2011 Headed off early to catch something I highly doubt will happen again, so well worth the late night, early morning wake up call to get in and see! On … Read More

OMD – Houston 2011

Tour Stop #9 – House Of Blues, Houston 16th March 2011 Well I hopped on my last flight for a bit, was just getting settled when there was an announcement… .”Um, folks, we don’t have a pilot right now. We … Read More

OMD – Atlanta 2011

Tour Stop #8 – The Loft, Atlanta 14th March 2011 I just realised mid last night that I didn’t have a “highlight of the night” for Chicago’s gig… sorry (Chalk it up to me being thrilled to be home amongst … Read More

OMD – Chicago 2011

Tour Stop #7 -Chicago Park West, Chicago 12th March 2011 Sweet home Chicago!!! That’s what it was for me last night (ok, I live in a far NW suburb but to me this was home advantage night!) Nicky and I … Read More

OMD – Michigan 2011

Tour Stop #6 – Crofoot Ballroom, Michigan 11th March 2011 Well my flight from DC came in on time thank goodness and before long Nicky and I were on the road again. We headed to Pontiac and actually had quite … Read More

OMD – Washington 2011

Tour Stop #5 – 9:30 Club, Washington 10th March 2011 So here I am in DC, the city that has by far the coolest subways… I feel like I’m in Gotham City! Unfortunately the subway, along with the airport, were … Read More

OMD – New York 2011

Tour Stop #4 – Terminal 5 NYC 8th March 2011 As if to make sure everyone knew they were in a special city, the sun was shining for the first time since I left for this tour, which was a … Read More

OMD – Boston 2011

Tour stop #3 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston 7th March 2011 Well I was a bit worried about getting to this show due to the snowstorm that had hit Montreal. The changed flight that I mentioned in the past blog … Read More

OMD – Montreal 2011

Tour Stop #2 – Montreal Le National 6th March 2011 Well, I’m still in Canada and freezing my tush off thanks in part to the sudden drop in temperature. The predicted rain of Saturday had surprisingly turned to snow that … Read More

OMD – Toronto 2011

Tour Stop #1 – Toronto’s Phoenix Club 5th March 2011 Hi all, as many of you may know, I’m doing the entire OMD tour… an adventure of a lifetime to say the least and I get to write about it! … Read More

OMD at Bletchley Park Mansion

“Everything You Say, Everything You Do…” The ballroom at Bletchley Park is a very intimate and opulent room, with its gilded ceiling and linen fold wood panelling. The grandest of the rooms there, so a fitting venue for such a … Read More