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OMD Cancel Gigs After Drummer Hospitalised

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 23, 2013

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) have been forced to cancel the balance of dates on their current tour when drummer Malcolm Holmes became ill after their Toronto show on Saturday night. Holmes was hospitalised after the incident.

The band posted a message to fans on their official site and Facebook:

We are sorry to inform you that Malcolm was taken ill during last nights show in Toronto. He’s currently being treated for heat exhaustion in hospital but is recovering well. Sadly however we have to cancel the remaining shows of the year (including Rewind festival). Please accept our sincere apologies, we really appreciate your understanding at this very difficult time. We will give you more news on Malcolm as and when.

They later updated fans on Malcolm’s condition:

we’ve been to see Malcom and we’re delighted to say he’s doing well and hopes to fly home on Tuesday. thank you for your kind messages and support

The band had been touring in support of their latest album, English Electric.

Holmes joined OMD in 1980 and played with them until 1989, rejoining in 2005. He suffered a major heart attack in 2004, which may be a major reason for the precautions being taken now.

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