Legendary synth-pop group OMD comes to town

Absolute legends of the 80's electro-synthpop-new wave-post punk movement, OMD are originally from the Wirral and released some absolute belting tunes including 'Electricity', 'Enola Gay', 'Souvenir' and 'Genetic Engineering'.

By Ben Brown | May 14th '17

I must admit to being a massive fan of OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) and so the following text will be full of fawning and pandering the likes of which you have never seen.

Absolute legends of the 80’s electro-synthpop-new wave-post punk movement, OMD are originally from the Wirral and released some absolute belting tunes including ‘Electricity‘, ‘Enola Gay‘, ‘Souvenir‘ and ‘Genetic Engineering‘.

The band disbanded in 1996, and original member Andy McCluskey started writing for Atomic Kitten – co-writing “Whole Again” which is another reason to love the man. He was even nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for excellence in songwriting for that song – which is pretty mental considering all the good work he’d done with OMD.

The gang decided to get back together in 2006 and have been doing great work ever since. They are back on tour this November at Manchester Academy and you can buy tickets below.

GET TICKETS

Manchester Academy, Moss Ln E, Moss Side, Manchester M14 4PX
0161 232 1639
www.manchesteracademy.net/