OMD | USA shows (supporting Barenaked Ladies)

We will be touring the USA throughout June and July this year as support act to Barenaked Ladies.

Tickets for most shows go on sale February 5th at 10am local.

The tour dates are as follows:

Jun 3 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze – Tickets
Jun 4 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre – Tickets
Jun 5 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks – Tickets
Jun 8 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights – Tickets
Jun 9 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Pavillion – Tickets on sale April 26th
Jun 10 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Tickets
Jun 11 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica – Tickets
Jun 13 – New York, NY – SummerStage in Central Park – Tickets
Jun 14 – Lewiston, NY – Artpack – Tickets on sale March 4th
Jun 15 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts – Tickets 
Jun 17 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – Tickets 
Jun 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Tickets
Jun 19 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavillion – Tickets 
Jun 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Tickets 
Jun 24 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier – Tickets 
Jun 25 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre – Tickets 
Jun 26 – Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 Pavillion – Tickets on sale February 12th
Jun 28 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park – Tickets 
Jun 20 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory – Tickets 
Jul 1 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium – Tickets 
Jul 2 – St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – Tickets
Jul 3 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre – Tickets 
Jul 5 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre – Tickets 
Jul 6 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center – Tickets
Jul 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park – Tickets
Jul 12 – Boise, ID – Hawk’s Memorial Stadium – Tickets
Jul 15 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Company – Tickets
Jul 16 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Concerts – Tickets
Jul 17 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield – Tickets 
Jul 19 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery – Tickets on sale April 18th
Jul 20 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union – Tickets
Jul 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – Ticket link to follow
Jul 23 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Amp – Tickets
Jul 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre – Tickets on sale February 12th
 

OMD | Eddie The Eagle Film Soundtrack

Andy has contributed to the soundtrack album of the film Eddie The Eagle. The track "Thrill Me", sung by Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton was written by Andy in collaboration with Take That’s Gary Barlow. Andy wrote the music and Gary wrote the lyrics.

Other artists who have contributed new songs to this "ultimate 80’s homage" album include Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Kim Wilde, Andy Bell, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, ABC, Go West, Howard Jones and Heaven 17.

The CD is available for pre-order here.

Ashes to Ashes. – R.I.P. David Bowie

The big news today is that David Bowie has passed away. (Bloody cancer again..)
This explains why he suddenly started making music again – he knew he didn’t have long.

I have to say that I only like some of his music, but that’s the point: how can you not like some of it? His musical output is so diverse that I don’t think you can dislike all of it..
Personally, I started with “Ashes to Ashes” and Fashion in the eighties, and then retrospectively found the “Low” and Berlin period stuff to be to my taste.

His influence is everywhere, though.

He will be missed.

 

Gary Numan | Gary Numan, John Foxx Collaboration CONFIRMED

It’s OFFICIAL!

Gary Numan mentioned it first, on his “pledgemusic” page. He was complaining that he’d spent all doing his accounts when he wanted to work on a track John Foxx had sent him..

He later said he’d been working on the John Foxx track..

So I posted a message on METAMATIC asking if anyone had any info.. and ROB HARRIS (Webmaster) confirmed that something IS in the pipeline. “Details to follow”..

WOW! – to me, that is the holy grail! Numan AND Foxx.. I’ve always had a foot in both camps, started with Numan, and then found Foxx, via Ultravox..

I can’t wait..

OFFICIAL: Numan and Foxx Collaboration CONFIRMED! Click To Tweet

Gary mentions it in TWO places:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/garynuman/updates/62411 and http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/garynuman/updates/63744

Rob Harris Confirms it here:
http://www.metamatic.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/48144/Gary_Numan_John_Foxx_track#Post48144

Site Message | Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas to all our visitors, RSS subscribers and Twitter followers!
Thanks for bearing with me, and for making this site a success.

Wishing you all a happy, and prosperous New Year :)