“We could dance fast in those days… will you keep up?” OMD front man Andy McCluskey reminiscing about the late 70s as he introduced the final song of their encore at The Depot in Salt Lake City last night, their debut single, “Electricity”. It was a bit of personal déjà vu for me, as he closed out a show I attended way back in 1991 in much the same manner. But this was the first time I had the opportunity to see Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with their full original line-up (with co-founder Paul Humphreys also on vocals and keyboards, Martin Cooper on keyboards and saxophone, and Malcolm Holmes on drums), and the energy from the stage and overall atmosphere was certainly electric. OMD put on an incredible show with songs from their new album released just this week – English Electric – as well as all those classics and favorites going back more than three decades.
80s British synthpop new wave legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) have announced their highly anticipated concert dates for North America, now that it was recently learned that they will be performing at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. These additional dates in the United State and British Columbia will add to their UK and European dates that have already been announced, all in support of the forthcoming new studio album, English Electric. [Read more…]