Published May 20, 2010After a decade of near-silence and a three-year stint of playing sold-out shows with the band's "classic" line-up, British synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are close to doing what many fans have dreamt of for the past 14 years: recording a new studio album.
As Slicing Up Eyeballs reports, the album, titled History of Modern, is slated for a fall release, and is the first OMD album since 1986's The Pacific Age to feature the band's aforementioned "classic" line-up: cofounders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, as well as Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes.
Though no tracklist
In celebration of the new album, the Merseyside quartet have scheduled a 19-date European tour with dates in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. No North American dates yet, but we've got our fingers crossed.
10/2 Liverpool, UK - Wonderous Place (with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)
10/29 Brighton, UK - Dome
10/31 Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
11/1 Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre
11/2 Glasgow, UK - Concert Hall
11/4 Liverpool, UK - Arena
11/5 Ipswich, UK - Regent
11/7 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
11/8 Birmingham, UK - Symphony Hall
11/11 Cologne, Germany - E-Work
11/12 Hannover, Germany - Capitol
11/13 Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
11/15 Stuttgart, Germany - Theatrehaus
11/16 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
11/18 Berlin, Germany - Tempoddrom
11/19 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
11/21 Luxembourg - Venue TBD
11/22 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
11/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
11/25 Paris, France - Casino De Paris