Interview by Paul Salfen
This spring, OMD are heading out on the “SOUVENIR GREATEST HITS” 2022 North American Tour. with In The Valley Below. Tickets to all dates are on sale now.
Over the past four decades – give or take a decade break – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have sold over 40 million records worldwide, establishing them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 long players include benchmark-raising classics Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983). OMD conquered the United States, and yielded the 1986 hit, “If You Leave” from the Pretty In Pink Soundtrack. They have also achieved 12 top 20 hits on the UK Singles Chart, as well as three top 20 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Three more LP’s came about since their reactivation 12 years ago and have culminated in 2017’s The Punishment Of Luxury, which was hailed by fans and critics alike as a return to the shimmering brilliance of classic early singles such as nuclear lament Enola Gay and the plangent Souvenir. Their incredible career and 40th anniversary was celebrated last year with the release of a momentous anniversary box-set, Souvenir.
OMD – Souvenir
OMD 40 YEARS – GREATEST HITS
2022 North American Tour
w/ In the Valley Below
5/10 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
5/11 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center (fka Revention)
5/12 – Austin, TX – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
5/15 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
5/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Events Center
5/20 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
5/21 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
5/22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
5/24 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5/25 – El Cajon, CA – Magnolia
5/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre