OMD or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark specialize in making people dance to their electronic beats. The group came to prominence with the release of its breakthrough single, Electricity and since then, there has been no stopping these four talents guys from Britain. Apart from receiving phenomenal success in their native country of England, the group also developed a fan base in countries like, Canada where their studio effort, ‘The Pacific Age’ recorded platinum level sales. OMD’s fans in the United States will now soon be able to see this band perform live in their country. So, if you too want to listen to their hits live then get your OMD tickets.
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Responsible for promoting electronic music in the United Kingdom, OMD is a group that has been rocking the world with its hypnotizing hits like, Telegraph, Locomotion and Shame. Over the years, they have tasted great success and have influenced many artists like, Howard Jones, Com Truise and Peter Godwin to name a few. Moreover, they have also been named “among the most important bands Britain has ever produced” by The Oxford Times. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will now be landing in the U.S in 2018 where they will play a series of concerts. You can watch them perform live by grabbing your OMD tickets.
Making an impact
The two founders of OMD, Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey first met when they were enrolled in a school in Meols. The two later went on to play music in different groups but in September of 1978, they decided to form a group, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The duo began to play gigs in different clubs and bars including, the Eric’s Club in Liverpool. They recorded a single and in 1979 that track, Electricity came out and it became a hit. It received massive airplay throughout the United Kingdom and New Musical Express called it, “the best example of Factory Records to date – excellent, melodic, synthesiser pop."
Satisfied by the positive feedback, the duo decided to release new music. This led to Andy and Paul working with their friends, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper on OMD’s first album and in 1980, they released their self-titled studio record. It peaked at the twenty seventh spot on the UK Albums chart and received three stars out of five from AllMusic. Moreover, Melody Maker described their album as, “Unpretentious, tuneful and unceasingly pleasant." This LP was also certified gold in the United Kingdom.
In the same year, OMD’s sophomore studio effort, ‘Organization’ hit the music stores. It landed at the sixth spot on the UK Albums chart and was included in New Musical Expresses’ list of the ’50 Best Albums of 1980.’
Grabbing the attention of the world
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released their third album, ‘Architecture & Morality’ in 1981. It became their first record to be awarded platinum certification in the U.K. Moreover, this LP also received airplay in the United States. ‘Architecture & Morality’ is one of their most popular works to date and it was also mentioned in the book, ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It also featured a single, Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc) which charted at the first spot in countries like, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.
After that, OMD dropped two back-to-back gold selling records, ‘Dazzle Ships’ and ‘Junk Culture.’ Both enjoyed great commercial and critical success. Moreover, these records also allowed the band to build a loyal fan following in foreign countries. In 1991, the group spawned its eighth studio effort, ‘Sugar Tax’ which became OMD’s second album to be certified platinum by the BPI.
The Punishment of Luxury
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark disbanded in 1996 but the passion for music brought the band together in 2006. Four years after their reformation they put out their album, ‘History of Modern’ which once again received great response in the United Kingdom.
The band’s latest studio effort, ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ hit the shelves on September 1, 2017. It reached fourth spot on the UK Albums chart and also enjoyed success in the United States, which is why the band is making its way to the country in 2018 to support it. The group will start its tour by performing the first show in Washington on March 6th. They will then go on to play shows in cities like, New York, Chicago and Denver before OMD ends its road trip on April 14th. OMD tickets are selling fast so, book them now if you want to be a part of their show live.
Omd Ticket Prices
Currently the average price for Omd tickets is $99. The date and location for this event is 11-Sep-19 at Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids. The minimum get-in price for Omd tickets is $49.
|Name||City||Date||Average Ticket Price||Get In Price
|The B-52s, OMD & Berlin||Grand Rapids||11-Sep-19||$99||$49|
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