ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVERS IN THE DARK at the Crofoot Ballroom

FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2011
doors at 8PM
tickets: $20 in advance / $25 day of / VIP packages available (buy tickets)

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ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVERS IN THE DARK:Beginning in 1978, Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey launched their own unique style of catchy electronic melodies that helped form OMD's reputation for intelligent pop. Back then, to burden your band with such an unwieldy name as Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark might have seemed somewhat unwise, but the obvious commercial appeal of their music provoked enough interest that it eventually led to Factory Record's supremo Tony Wilson offering them the chance to cut their debut single 'Electricity' on the Factory label. From the beginning, OMD have managed to occupy that rare space between the alternative and the commercial, writing classic synth-pop songs about such diverse subjects as airplanes, oil refineries, religious icons and movie stars.

The History of Modern tour is now officially heading stateside this March with North American stops including the Crofoot Ballroom! It will be the group’s first US outing with the original line up since their 1988 stadium tour with Depeche Mode. After three years of critically acclaimed sold- out concerts in the UK and Europe these dates will feature the band mixing their most celebrated and classic hits; ‘Enola Gay’, ‘If You Leave,’ ‘So In Love’ and ‘Souvenir’ with new songs, creating a distinctly contemporary live show. The tour is back to basics - OMD just really wanted to get to North America and start playing so it will be like the old days... band, audience and songs!

OMD are offering special VIP ticket packages which can be purchased at omd.brightantenna.com.

 

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