Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ' Greatest Hits' Australian Tour

  • Reserved Seating Mezzanine
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  • Sun23 Feb

Australia, the wait is finally over. British electronic synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) make their triumphant return to Australia for the first time since 1987.

OMD will tour Australia in February 2025 with their Greatest Hits tour.

Celebrating 45 years in music, former schoolfriends Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphries, will play their catalogue of hits that include some of the most beloved songs of the 80s – including If You Leave from the Pretty in Pink soundtrack, Enola Gay, Secret, Souvenir, So in Love, (Forever) Live and Die, Electricity, Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans) and  many more alongside songs from their stellar fourteen studio albums including their latest release, Bauhaus Staircase, released in 2023.

‘Finally!!! The wait is over!’ Says Andy McCluskey. ‘We have tried and tried to get back to Australia for nearly forty years. We are so excited to be able to say that we are definitely going to play live again down under. We cannot wait! This is going to be so special. As it’s been such a long time since we were live in Australia we will be playing every single one of our hits  and a few extra classics too! ‘

Their latest studio album Bauhaus Staircase, charting at no.2 in the UK, is OMD’s most explicitly political record and the crowning achievement of their desire to be both Stockhausen and Abba – born from the impetus to kickstart new explorations during lockdown. A broad, electronic, sonic masterpiece that lyrically tackles the topics of the future, it was predominantly written, recorded, and mixed by both McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.

OMD have sold over 40 million albums and recorded some of the most iconic songs of the 1980s.  Combining their love of synth, electronic music, and their talent for writing great pop songs, OMD have established themselves as of one Britain’s most- loved pop groups. Don’t miss your chance to witness one of the most influential bands in electronic music history live on stage this February.

Quotes from live reviews of the recent UK tour:

“Old friends return – and you’ll love them more than ever.” – 5* Mail On Sunday

“Almost half a century in, OMD still have the OMG factor, and are as creative, intelligent and daring as ever they were.”  – 4* Telegraph

‘Right at the top of their game’  5* The Argus

‘OMD continued to prove they could weave in and out of different eras at any given time with many songs flowing seamlessly into the next.’ – 4* Liverpool Echo