OMD announce Irish shows for 2024
SYNTH pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have announced a pair of Irish dates as part of their 2024 tour.
The duo will play 22 dates across the UK and Ireland next year in support of their forthcoming new album, Bauhaus Staircase, including shows at the Ulster Hall on February 27 and Dublin's Olympia Theatre on February 28.
"We are so excited to be able to tour again with a brand new album to showcase,” says OMD man Andy McCluskey.
“It's been six years since we learned new songs for live performances. The songs from Bauhaus Staircase will fit beautifully into our setlist - we just have to choose which five to play, as we have to treat people to the hits as well."
The band's new single, a glam-tinged electro number called Slow Train, is the second release from the album, which is due out on October 27.
"Slow Train is a bonkers song and the video is stunningly crazy,” Andy reflects.
“It feels nice to be able to challenge people's expectations of the band after 45 years of creating music."
To date, OMD have sold 25 million singles and 15 million albums, including the recently re-issued Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983).
Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale at 10am on September 22 via ticketmaster.ie