OMD to Play Headline Show at Leeds First Direct Arena in November
Following on from their 40th-anniversary celebrations last year which saw them release their greatest hits and anniversary box set, Souvenir, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) have announced further remastered reissues of their UK Top 20 album Liberator and their 1996 album Universal on vinyl on August 6th.
Frontman Andy McCluskey’s fascination with WWII bombers influenced the title of Liberator. The record was named after the B-24 Liberator aircraft. And it peaked at number 14 in the UK album charts, featuring singles ‘Stand Above Me’ and ‘Dream Of Me’. It also included a cover version of the Velvet Underground’s 1967 track, ‘Sunday Morning’.
The albums haven’t been available on vinyl since their first release. And this time around they’ll be reissued on 180g black vinyl and were remastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios. The releases follow a string of reissues in the last year from OMD. They include the limited 12” vinyl of their legendary anti-war hit single ‘Enola Gay’ as well as a limited reissue of the band’s iconic debut single, ‘Electricity’.
OMD will also embark on a UK arena tour in November of this year. The tour, which will see the band perform songs from their iconic album Architecture & Morality, plus many more hits from their legendary back catalogue, will stop off at London’s Eventim Apollo, and two hometown shows at the Liverpool Empire and Olympia.
As well as the tour, fans and the band can give back to the tour crew at the ‘You Me & OMD’ livestream at London’s Indigo at The O2 on June 19th. The show is set to raise money and awareness for their crew. A nice touch to help in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Strap in and prepare for the best from a band that are still at the very top of their game.
As part of their arena tour, they’ll visit First Direct Arena, Leeds on Saturday 6th November