Souvenir – New Greatest Hits & Deluxe Boxset Announced

We’re excited to announce a brand new 40th anniversary career-spanning boxset and comprehensive singles collections. These are available for pre-order now.

 

“Souvenir – The Singles 1979-2019” will be released on October 4th on 2CD and 3LP formats. It is a comprehensive collection of all 39 of our singles from Electricity to What Have We Done, plus a brand new 40th single, Don’t Go (released today on all digital stores).

 

A limited edition 5CD+2DVD career spanning boxset will also be released. Discs 1 and 2 are the same as the 2CD format – the 40 singles in chronological order.

 

Disc 3 is a collection of 22 unheard and unreleased tracks from the OMD archive, newly mixed by Paul Humphreys. Some of these are unfinished ideas, others are full unreleased songs.

 

Disc 4 is a full live recording from the Mermaid Theatre in London, February 2011. The show was for BBC Radio 2 in support of the History of Modern album.

 

Disc 5 is a newly discovered full live recording from the Hammersmith Odeon in May 1983 in support of the Dazzle Ships album.

 

Disc 6 is a DVD featuring 23 OMD performances on the BBC spanning from The Old Grey Whistle Test in April 1980 to Later With Jools Holland in May 2013

 

Disc 7 is a DVD featuring a live recording from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in December 1981 in support of the Architecture & Morality album. It also includes a live recording from Sheffield City Hall, June 1985 in support of the Crush album and the long-awaited DVD debut of Crush – The Movie.

 

The boxset also contains a book and artwork prints. The book contains unseen photos, single sleeve artwork, an introduction by Paul Morley and sleeve notes to accompany the archive material by Andy McCluskey.

 

The products are all available for pre-order now.

 

Tracklisting –

 

Disc 1 – The Singles 1979 – 1987

  1. Electricity
  2. Red Frame/White Light
  3. Messages
  4. Enola Gay
  5. Souvenir
  6. Joan of Arc
  7. Maid of Orleans
  8. Genetic Engineering
  9. Telegraph
  10. Locomotion
  11. Talking Loud and Clear
  12. Tesla Girls
  13. Never Turn Away
  14. So in Love
  15. Secret
  16. La Femme Accident
  17. If You Leave
  18. (Forever) Live and Die
  19. We Love You
  20. Shame

 

Disc 2 – The Singles 1988 – 2019

  1. Dreaming
  2. Sailing on the Seven Seas
  3. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way)
  4. Then You Turn Away
  5. Call My Name
  6. Stand Above Me
  7. Dream of Me
  8. Everyday
  9. Walking on the Milky Way
  10. Universal
  11. If You Want It
  12. Sister Marie Says
  13. History of Modern (part 1)
  14. Metroland
  15. Dresden
  16. Night Café
  17. Isotype
  18. The Punishment Of Luxury
  19. What Have We Done
  20. Don’t Go

 

Disc 3 – Unreleased Archive Vol I.

  1. Brand New Science (06.1981)
  2. Dumbomb (01.1986)
  3. Violin Piece (09.1982)
  4. Untitled 2 (06.1981)
  5. Cut Me Down (03.1986)
  6. Radio Swiss International (09.1982)
  7. Untitled 3 (09.1982)
  8. Weekend (04.1985)
  9. Organ Ditty (05.1980)
  10. Unreleased Idea (06.1981)
  11. Cajun Moon (05.1986)
  12. Guitar Thrash (09.1982)
  13. SMPTE (12.1982)
  14. American Venus (04.1990)
  15. Liberator (02.1985)
  16. Ambient 1 (04.1980)
  17. Unused 1 (12.1980)
  18. Flamenco (04.1990)
  19. Andy’s Song (04.1985)
  20. Dynamo Children (01.1985)
  21. Flutey (03.1984)
  22. Nice Ending (06.1981)

 

Disc 4 – Live at the Mermaid Theatre, London (03/02/2011)

  1. Messages
  2. Tesla Girls
  3. New Babies New Toys
  4. History of Modern (Part 1)
  5. (Forever) Live and Die
  6. Souvenir
  7. Joan of Arc
  8. Maid of Orleans
  9. New Holy Ground
  10. Green
  11. Walking on the Milky Way
  12. Sister Marie Says
  13. Locomotion
  14. Sailing on the Seven Seas
  15. Enola Gay
  16. Electricity

 

Disc 5 – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon (10/05/1983)

  1. Dazzle Ships – Parts II,III & VII
  2. ABC Auto Industry
  3. Messages
  4. She’s Leaving
  5. Georgia
  6. Almost
  7. Julia’s Song
  8. Joan of Arc
  9. Maid of Orleans
  10. Statues
  11. The Romance of the Telescope
  12. Souvenir
  13. Telegraph
  14. Radio Waves
  15. Bunker Soldiers
  16. Enola Gay
  17. Silent Running
  18. Electricity
  19. Pretending to See the Future
  20. Stanlow

 

DVD1 – BBC TV Performances

  1. Messages (The Old Grey Whistle Test 15/04/1980)
  2. Messages (Top Of The Pops 08/05/1980)
  3. Messages (Top Of The Pops 29/05/1980)
  4. Enola Gay (Top Of The Pops 09/10/1980)
  5. Souvenir (Top Of The Pops 03/09/1981)
  6. Joan of Arc (Top Of The Pops 29/10/1981)
  7. Maid Of Orleans (Top Of The Pops 14/01/1982)
  8. Genetic Engineering (Top Of The Pops 03/03/1983)
  9. Locomotion (Top Of The Pops 19/04/1984)
  10. Locomotion (Top Of The Pops 03/05/1984)
  11. Talking Loud and Clear (Top Of The Pops 05/07/1984)
  12. Tesla Girls (Top Of The Pops 13/09/1984)
  13. So in Love (Top Of The Pops 30/05/1985)
  14. La Femme Accident (The Old Grey Whistle Test 22/10/1985)
  15. (Forever) Live and Die (Top Of The Pops 18/09/1986)
  16. Dreaming (Wogan 27/06/1988)
  17. Sailing on the Seven Seas (Top Of The Pops 02/05/1991)
  18. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way) (Top Of The Pops 11/07/1991)
  19. Pandora’s Box (It’s a Long, Long Way) (Top Of The Pops 25/07/1991)
  20. Call My Name (Pebble Mill 11/12/1991)
  21. Stand Above Me (Top Of The Pops 13/05/1993)
  22. Walking on the Milky Way (Top Of The Pops 16/08/1996)
  23. Enola Gay (Later With Jools Holland 31/05/2013)

 

DVD2 – Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (04/12/1981), Live at Sheffield City Hall (14/06/1985) and Crush – The Movie

Live at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (04/12/1981)

  1. Almost
  2. Mystereality
  3. Joan Of Arc
  4. Motion and Heart
  5. Maid Of Orleans
  6. Statues
  7. Souvenir
  8. New Stone Age
  9. Enola Gay
  10. Bunker Soldiers
  11. Electricity
  12. She’s Leaving
  13. Julia’s Song
  14. Stanlow

Live at Sheffield City Hall (14/06/1985)

  1. The Romance Of The Telescope (intro)
  2. Crush
  3. Messages
  4. Secret
  5. Tesla Girls
  6. White Trash
  7. Talking Loud and Clear
  8. Maid Of Orleans
  9. Telegraph
  10. Enola Gay
  11. Electricity
  12. The Romance Of The Telescope

Crush – The Movie

  1. Bloc Bloc Bloc
  2. The Native Daughters Of The Golden West
  3. So In Love
  4. 88 Seconds In Greensboro
  5. Hold You
  6. Women III
  7. Crush
  8. La Femme Accident
  9. Secret
  10. The Lights Are Going Out

The B-52s – American Tour Am I dreaming this?

From OMD Website:

We are pleased to announce that we will be the very special guests of The B-52s for their North American tour this August and September. Completing the lineup will be Berlin.

We will also be playing four headline shows during the break of the B-52s tour around Labor Day.

Tickets for most shows go on sale on Friday 12th April. Ticket links can be found on the OMD website

^ = with The B-52s & Berlin
~ = OMD headline show

4 Aug – US – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater ^
6 Aug – US – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheater ^
7 Aug – US – Seattle, WA – BECU ZooTunes Concert Series ^
8 Aug – US – Missoula, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater ^
10 Aug – US – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater ^
11 Aug – US – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre  ^
12 Aug – US – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery  ^
14 Aug – US – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre ^
16 Aug – US – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ^
18 Aug – US – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre ^
21 Aug – US – San Antonio, TX – The Majestic Theater ^
22 Aug – US – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall ^
24 Aug – US – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre ^
25 Aug – US – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre  ^
28 Aug – US – Tampa, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall  ^
30 Aug – US – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall ~
31 Aug – US – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore  ~
3 Sep – US – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom  ~
4 Sep – US – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s  ~
6 Sep – US – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre ^
7 Sep – US – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bak Amphitheatre ^
8 Sep – US – Dayton, OH – Rose Music Centre at the Heights ^
11 Sep – US – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens ^
13 Sep – CA – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts ^
14 Sep – US – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^
17 Sep – US – Washington, DC – The Anthem ^
19 Sep – US – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center ^
20 Sep – US – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino ^
24 Sep – US – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage ^

 

OMD Supporting the B-52s and Berlin?

Really?

UK & Europe 40th Anniversary Tour

We are delighted to announce the UK & European legs of the “Souvenir – OMD 40 Years” Tour. We will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary by playing all of our hits and more, including some rarely played early material.

 

VIP Packages/Upgrades will be on sale at 9am on Tuesday 12th March from here.
Tickets will be on sale at 9am on Thursday 14th March from here.

 

VIP Packages include access to soundcheck in the afternoon, the very best seats in the house (or priority entry at standing venues), a year’s membership of the OMD Access All Areas app (further details to be announced soon), a signed setlist, an exclusive T shirt, a souvenir ticket and a VIP laminate pass. New for this year, a very limited number of exclusive backstage tours are also available at each venue.

 

For the UK and Ireland, VIP Packages include a ticket for the evening show and are priced at £100/£200 and will be available from here.

 

For shows in the rest of Europe, the VIP Upgrade does not include the evening ticket (but still guarantees early entry to the evening show when a ticket to the evening show is purchased). The VIP Upgrade is priced at €70/€186 and will be available from here.

 

2019

 

15 Oct – PT – Lisbon – Aula Magna
16 Oct – PT – Porto – Casa da Musica
19 Oct – ES – Madrid – Riviera
21 Oct – ES – Barcelona – Apolo
23 Oct – UK – Belfast – Ulster Hall
24 Oct – IE – Dublin – Olympia
26 Oct – UK – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
27 Oct – UK – York – Barbican
28 Oct – UK – Hull – Arena
30 Oct – UK – Gateshead – Sage
31 Oct – UK – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
1 Nov – UK – Manchester – Apollo
3 Nov – UK – Sheffield – City Hall
4 Nov – UK – Liverpool – Empire
5 Nov – UK – Birmingham – Symphony Hall
7 Nov – UK – Leicester – De Montford Hall
8 Nov – UK – Bath – Pavilion
9 Nov – UK – Oxford – New Theatre
11 Nov – UK – Guildford – G Live
12 Nov – UK – Portsmouth – Guildhall
13 Nov – UK – Watford – Colosseum
15 Nov – UK – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
16 Nov – UK – Ipswich – Regent
17 Nov – UK – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion
19 Nov – UK – Bournemouth – Pavilion
20 Nov – UK – London – Hammersmith Apollo
25 Nov – DE – Rostock – Stadthalle
26 Nov – DE – Dresden – Kulturpalast
28 Nov – DE – Leipzig – Haus Auensee 
29 Nov – DE – Berlin – Tempodrom 
30 Nov – DE – Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
2 Dec – DE – Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
3 Dec – DE – Stuttgart – Leiderhalle
5 Dec – DE – Düsseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric-Halle
6 Dec – DE – Frankfurt – Jahrhunderthalle

 

2020

 

3 Feb – PL – Krakow – Studio
4 Feb – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
7 Feb – NO – Oslo – Rockefeller Musichall
9 Feb – SE – Stockholm – Berns
10 Feb – SE – Malmo – KB
12 Feb – DK – Copenhagen – Vega
14 Feb – BE – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
15 Feb – NL – Utrecht – Tivoli
16 Feb – FR – Paris – La Cigale

First Four Albums – Vinyl Reissues

We are thrilled to announce that our first four albums (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Organisation, Architecture & Morality, Dazzle Ships) will be reissued on vinyl via Universal Music Catalogue on 2nd November this year. This is the first time that these records have been reissued on vinyl since the 1980’s.

 

The records have been specially remastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, and they come housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves designed by the legendary Peter Saville.

 

A bundle of all 4 records is available to pre-order on our official store. This bundle includes a free OMD 40th anniversary tote bag, exclusive to the online store.

 

Pre-order here.

Live with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

We are pleased to announce that we will be recording and releasing our shows with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra next month.

The various products are available for pre-order now.

“Best Of” 2CD – The best recordings from both nights – release date December 2018

“Best Of” Limited Edition Triple Clear Vinyl – The best recordings from both nights – release date December 2018

“On The Night” 6th October 2CD & “On The Night” 7th October 2CD – A full, uninterrupted recording of the show. Available in the days following the show.

A money-saving bundle of the “Best Of” 2CD and 3LP formats is also available.

Additionally, those attending the shows can purchase the “On The Night” CDs from the venue.

Pre-order now from:

Official OMD Store

PledgeMusic

Pretending To See The Future – 40th Anniversary Book

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book Pretending To See The Future, in celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary.

Told in the first person, Pretending To See The Future is an oral history of OMD, mixing hundreds of fan anecdotes with memories from the band, their collaborators, other musicians and celebrity admirers garnered from 40 years of recording and performing.

The book contains commentary from OMD founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, plus band members Martin Cooper, Malcolm Holmes and Stuart Kershaw, and is packed full of memorabilia and hundreds of photos. With many images in full colour and previously unseen pictures from the band’s own archive, this is the OMD story as it’s never been told before.

The book is now available to pre-order from PledgeMusic.

All early pre-orders from Pledge will also receive an exclusive flexi-disc featuring a very rare and previously unheard demo of Messages from the summer of 1978 before Andy and Paul actually formed Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Recorded in the garage studio of school friend Paul Collister who would become OMD’s manager, and featuring the electronic drums built by Paul Humphreys. This is sound of two eighteen year old kids experimenting in early electronic music and still exploring the arrangement of a song that would become the band’s first hit single two years later.

The flexi-disc will be made to order for the initial orders and will not be available elsewhere. Order now to avoid disappointment.

Submissions for the book are still being accepted at [email protected] – please send your own stories of notable memories of seeing the band in concert.

OMD Book – we need your help!

We are delighted to announce that a new book about OMD is being published later this year by Red Planet Publishing, and we want you to be a part of it.

Pretending To See The Future (provisional title) will tell the story of OMD from the band’s beginnings to our latest tour. Featuring memories from Andy and Paul and some of the many people they have worked with over the years, we also want to hear your memories. Tell us how and when you discovered the band’s music and your concert memories, including where and when you saw them.

We’ll feature the best stories in the book.

Please send your story (long or short, it doesn’t matter but stories may be edited) and any pictures of yourself and scans of ticket stubs or other memorabilia to [email protected]

We can’t wait to read them!

40th Anniversary Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Shows

We are thrilled to announce the first of our 40th Anniversary celebrations!

 

We will be returning to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic this year for a pair of concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on 6th & 7th October. These dates coincide with the anniversary of our first gig which took place at Eric’s in Liverpool in October 1978.

 

The concerts will see Andy McCluskey & Paul Humphreys accompanied by the orchestra performing some of OMD’s large scale ambient tracks such as “Stanlow”, “Sealand” and “Ghost Star”. Also featuring in the performance will be material from the recent album “The Punishment of Luxury”, rare B-sides and songs that have never been played live before, as well as some of the classic hit singles.

 

There will also be a performance of a new instrumental piece entitled “And Then She Saw The Minotaur” from an as-yet unreleased film soundtrack.

 

Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Thursday 22nd February from here. Alternatively they will be available from 9:30am on the booking like 0151 709 3789. VIP packages including the best seats in the house will also be available at this time.

The Punishment of Luxury: B Sides & Bonus Material

We’re delighted to announce the CD and digital release of The Punishment of Luxury: B Sides & Bonus Material! It will be released on 15th December.

The tracklisting collects together all of the B sides, radio edits, extended 12″ mixes and remixes from The Punishment of Luxury era and brings them to CD for the very first time.

ISOTYPE
1) Isotype (Single Mix)
2) Skin
THE PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY
3) The Punishment of Luxury (Single Mix)
4) The Punishment of Luxury (12″ Extended Mix)
5) Lampe Licht
6) The Punishment of Luxury (Manhattan Clique Remix)
WHAT HAVE WE DONE
7) What Have We Done (Single Mix)
8) What Have We Done (12″ Extended Mix)
9) HAHAHA
10) What Have We Done (Chicky & Coco Remix)
Pre-order now: CD & Digital

Setlist Voting

We will be doing an online vote at each show this year. Two songs will be offered and the winner will be added to that evening’s setlist. The songs offered each day will change.

 

The online vote can only be accessed with a password which will be displayed at the merchandise desk at each show. It will close at 8pm each night so that the votes can be counted and the band can prepare before they take to the stage.

 

Exact details of how to vote will be posted here on the official OMD site, and also at the merchandise desk.

 

We’re looking forward to including some rarely-played songs!