We are really sorry to say that after numerous conversations we have taken the heartbreaking decision to postpone the YOU ME & OMD livestream event to March 27th.
Whilst there is nothing in the government’s new regulations that technically prevents us from proceeding with the event, we feel it would be against the spirit of the fight against the virus to allow band members who live in a Tier 3 area to be travelling and working in a venue alongside crew members who have travelled from other parts of the country. Similarly we are concerned about the movement of the audience.
Additionally, whilst Andy’s symptoms remain extremely mild and his isolation period is due to end in the coming days, it would be irresponsible to resume rehearsals with the rest of the band and crew.
This now means that the crew’s next work opportunity is 6 months away. Whilst refunds for the event are available, we urge you (if you can) to keep your ticket for the rescheduled date in March. If you are in a position to contribute, we would really appreciate it if you are able to purchase some YOU ME & OMD merchandise or donate via the website – this income will provide some much needed help to the crew over the next 6 months ahead of the event. Some of the crew have already put significant work in and we are of course ensuring that they will be paid for this despite the postponement.
We can’t wait to get back on stage. We are absolutely devastated but know it will be worth the wait. Thank you for your understanding and all your contributions so far. Your support means the world.
Please support the crew by purchasing merchandise here: https://store.omd.uk.com/collections/you-me-omd