Tom Hines Despite their synthy, somewhat retro sound, Brooklyn pop duo…
- Posted on Jan 13th 2011 12:30PM by Brian Voerding
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"The tour is back to basics," the band wrote on their website. "OMD just really wanted to get to North America and start playing so it will be like the old days ... band, audience and songs!"
The last time OMD made it to the US, it was 1988 and they were playing stadiums with Depeche Mode. Just a year later, everybody but co-founder Andy McCluskey left the band and started the Listening Pool, which only released a single record and eventually disbanded in 1996. Fellow co-founder Paul Humphreys used the OMD moniker that year to perform a number of shows using fill-in musicians, but eventually abandoned the project. In 2005, OMD announced they had reformed with all four original members, began touring Europe in 2007, and released a new record, 'History of Modern,' last September.
OMD has 14 dates planned this March, which includes a trio of gigs at SXSW. Other cities include New York, Boston, Denver and Los Angeles. They've also announced a pair of special ticket packages for each date, which include meeting the band, access to the soundcheck, signed promo photos, and more.
The group's latest record, 'History of Modern,' was released last September. Complete tour dates are listed here.