Cancelled Watford Show

We are truly sorry to all ticket holders for last night’s show’s late notice cancellation. We were told by the venue at 5pm that the show could not go ahead and that the auditorium was out of bounds. Our crew had loaded all our equipment in and we were in the venue excited and ready for the show. We tried absolutely everything possible to make the show work but we were ultimately obliged to comply with the venue’s cancellation for safety reasons.


We spent much time yesterday evening looking at rescheduling possibilities but sadly there are no dates on our current tour where both the venue and the band are available except Sunday November 24th. We have a sold out show some distance away in Rostock, Germany on Monday November 25th, so unfortunately logistical factors also make this date impossible. We also can’t return for a one-off show at any other time for logistical reasons including the availability of our brilliant 20-strong crew who set the show up for us every day. With great regret, we are therefore unable to reschedule the show.


Additionally, we have no information on when (or if!) the venue’s problem that caused the last minute cancellation will be fixed. As such, rescheduling may mean another repeat of yesterday’s events. We understand that the venue do plan to go ahead with some less production-intensive shows in future (such as dance and comedy events) as their technical problem is caused by amplified live music with loud bass frequencies.


We would like to thank our fans for being so understanding about such a short-notice cancellation. We were so excited to play in Watford last night. All we can say is that we have no plans to stop touring, and we hope that we can come back to Watford at the earliest available opportunity.


Refunds are available from the point of purchase. This process may take a little time (particularly for those who purchased tickets directly from the venue).


Andy, Paul, Martin, Stuart & the whole OMD team

Reed & Caroline Announce ‘Hello Science’ album + Albany, CA show

We are delighted to announce that Reed & Caroline will release their second album, ‘Hello Science’, via VeryRecords on July 6.

‘Hello Science’ follows the duo’s 2016 debut album ‘Buchla & Singing’. The new album finds Caroline playfully exploring the spiritual side of science – the good, the forgotten and the downright terrifying – all framed by Reed’s distinctive electronic music palette.

Reed & Caroline have also announced play a one-off show at the Ivy Room in Albany, CA on June 17 ahead of their support slot opening for Erasure on their North American dates in July and August. Tickets for the Ivy Room show are available in advance from the venue’s own WEBSITE.

VeryRecords’ Reed & Caroline announce New York show ahead of Erasure support tour

Vince Clarke’s VeryRecords is pleased to announce that Reed & Caroline will be playing an intimate show at New York’s Pianos on May 24 2018 ahead of joining Erasure for their North American summer tour which kicks off in Miami on July 6. (This means a synth duo supporting a synth duo. Which has possibly never happened before in the history of synth duos*.)

The tour follows Reed Hays and Caroline Schutz’s critically-acclaimed 2016 debut album for VeryRecords, ‘Buchla & Singing’, and their appearance on the BBC World Service Arts Hour in March of this year.

“Caroline and I are both ridiculously excited,” admits Hays. “Vince just casually dropped the idea of supporting Erasure into conversation last year. He said ‘You might need to start writing new songs for the tour.’ I had no idea what he was talking about at first.”

* Unverified and possibly veryfalse VeryRecords claim.

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Erasure 2018 North American tour dates with support from Reed & Caroline:

6 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore

7 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater

8 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater

14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater

15 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater

17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

18 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater

20 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater

21 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater

22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theater

24 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater

25 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

28 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

29 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

31 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat

1 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

3 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory

4 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre

5 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center For the Performing Arts

7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live

8 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live

10 – Denver, CO – Opera House

11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall

12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall

14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

15 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

17 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium

18 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium

19 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium

21 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater

22 – San Diego, CA – Symphony Hall

24 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater

25 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater

26 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater

Praise for ‘Buchla & Singing’

“Addictive electro sounds.” – Louder Than War

“‘Buchla & Singing’ is synth pop for geeks.” – GeekDad

“The fact that Reed & Caroline have managed to make such an interesting and enjoyable album using only an ancient and difficult to master modular synth system says much about their ability. Whilst the album title is literally correct, both come together in perfect harmony, producing excellent results.” – Almost Predictable Almost

Reed & Caroline announce NYC live show

VeryRecords artists Reed & Caroline will be performing songs from their Buchla and Singing album at Pianos in NYC on November 7th.


Reed & Caroline will be onstage at 7pm, opening a bill that also includes Luvchild, Kahleo, Chris Shannon and Sol Dojo.

Admission is free and you can get more details from the venue’s website.

Royal Albert Hall show announced

On May 9th 2016 we will be playing the classic albums "Dazzle Ships" and "Architecture & Morality" in full at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

General sale tickets will be on sale from Friday 4th December at 9am from here. 

Also available will be VIP packages including seats in the very front rows, soundcheck access, meet & greet with the band and exclusive merchandise. Full details are available here – these VIP packages will be on sale from Wednesday 2nd December at 9am.

Listen to Jon Hopkins deliver a showcase of album and live show influences for BBC Essential Mix


The Mercury Prize nominee crafts a personal mix for BBC’s Essential Mix series.

Jon Hopkins is the latest artist to deliver an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.

The two-hour long selection sees the producer take a personal approach, with music that has influenced his recent work and live shows:

It feels amazing to join a line up that has included so many people whose music I admire. I put a lot of work into this, trying to showcase the tracks that have influenced my recent album and live shows, and trying to build a musical structure and journey over the two hours. I really hope everyone enjoys it.

You can listen back via the BBC iPlayer (for UK residents) or via CoreNews.

Hopkins’ mix includes an unreleased song by the man himself alongside music from Recondite, Untold, Dan Deacon, Skudge, Boddika and more.

Bvdub & Loscil – Moirai [Glacial Movements]
Rapoon – Alchiva [Robin Storey]
Barker & Baumecker – Spur (Clark Remix) [Warp]
Jon Hopkins – Interlude [Unreleased]
Seefeel – Industrious [Too Pure]
Jon Hopkins – Abandon Window (Moderat Remix) [Domino]
Recondite – The Fade [Ghostly International]
Dan Deacon – Surprise Stefani (Luke Abbott Remix) [Carpark]
Untold – Just for You [Hotflush Recordings]
Skudge – Mobius [Indigo Aera]
Agoria & Francesco Tristano – Kick the Peace Part 1 [Different]
Fairmont – 3 Cities [Traum Shallpatten]
Daniel Avery – Naive Response [Phantasy]
I Break Horses – Faith (The Field Remix) [Bella Union]
Gary Beck – Algoreal [Soma Quality Recordings]
James Holden – The Illuminations (12″ version) [Border Community]
Wesley Matsell – Bismuth [Cambria Instruments]
Jon Hopkins – Collider (Pangaea Remix) [Domino]
Clark – Growls Garden (Nathan Fake Remix) [Warp]
Mux Mool – Crackers [Ghostly International]
Boddika & Joy Orbison – In Here [Sunklo]
Mogg & Naudascher – Moon Unit Part 2 [Supersoul]
Panda Bear – Drone [Paw Tracks]

Museum of Liverpool show

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are delighted to announce an exclusive one-off show at the Museum of Liverpool.

The special show will take place on Saturday 1 November in the Museum’s 550-capacity Atrium. The set will include greatest hits, tracks from 1983’s Dazzle Ships album and one song which has never ever been performed live.

This is the first time the Museum of Liverpool has hosted a gig by a major music act. On the night OMD will consist of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys and Martin Cooper. 

OMD’s iconic and influential fourth album Dazzle Ships was inspired by the painting Dazzle Ships in dry dock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth. Now that there is once again a Dazzle Ship in a dry dock in front of the Museum of Liverpool, it is appropriate that the band commemorate the event with a concert.

Tickets for the performance will also allow fans to hear the missing parts I, IV, V & VI of OMD’s Dazzle Ships musique concrète composition from 1983. 

As an added bonus, a unique music artefact which is usually on display in the Museum’s Wondrous Place gallery, will be involved in the show. The special reel-to-reel tape recorder known as ‘Winston’ – used by OMD during their very early gigging days – will grace the stage again for the first time in three decades.

More details and information about tickets will be announced shortly at the Liverpool Museum site, and .

OMD frontman Andy McCluskey said: “We can’t wait to play at the Museum. The space for the concert is fantastic and very intimate. The museums and galleries in this city have had a major influence on me so it’s nice to come back and do a unique concert at the Museum of Liverpool.”

All proceeds from the gig are going back into supporting National Museums Liverpool. 

Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting a concert by OMD, a major Liverpool group who have gone on to have success around the globe. The Museum of Liverpool tells the story of the city’s rich and fantastic music heritage. To bring that story to life with a concert by OMD should be very special indeed.”