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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark To Release The Punishment Of Luxury

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 17, 2017

in News

The resurgence of OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) continues with the September 1 release of their new album The Punishment of Luxury.

Apart for a decade, from 1996 to 2006, the current version of OMD has released two albums, History of Modern (2010 / #28 U.K.) and English Electric (2013 / #12 U.K.).

There was a question as to whether OMD would continue after the release of English Electric but touring brought them back together and they have been working on the new album, on and off, for the last few years.

Paul Humphrey’s said of the album “We’re still trying to maintain our connection with our roots, but we’ve tried to go a bit more, even more stripped-down than English Electric.”

Andy McCluskey said that the album was inspired by the paining of the same name by artist Giovanni Segantinin. “We’ve taken that idea and extrapolated it into sort of… a metaphor for modern life, really. First world problems. All of the shit we have to deal with is only a problem that’s created for you by some suggestion that came from a marketing man or a PR job that’s been done on you”

He continued “There’s a little bit more sort of crunchy industrial sound in a few things, a bit glitchy-er. But you know, the bottom line is that we have a sense of melody that we just can’t throw off.”

The album will be released on CD, CD/DVD, Vinyl LP, Yellow Vinyl LP, Cassette and digitally.

The track list:
The Punishment of Luxury
Robot Man
What Have We Done
Precision & Decay
As We Open, So We Close
Art Eats Art
Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang
One More Time
La Mitrailleuse
Ghost Star
The View from Here

OMD will be on the road late in the year in the U.K., Ireland and Europe. Tickets go on sale at 9 AM this Friday (May 19).

10/23 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10/24 – Belfast, UK – Mandella Hall
10/29 – Liverpool, UK – Empire
10/30 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
11/01 – Southend, UK – Cliffs Pavillion
11/02 – Ipswich, UK – Regent
11/03 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange
11/05 – Leicester, UK – De Montfort Hall
11/06 – Nottingham, UK – Royal Concert Hall
11/07 – Sheffield, UK – City Hall
11/09 – Reading, UK – Hexagon
11/10 – Southampton, UK – Guild Hall
11/11 – Guildford, UK – G Live
11/13 – London, UK – Roundhouse
11/15 – Bexhill, UK – De La Warr Pavillion
11/17 – Manchester, UK – Acacdemy
11/18 – York, UK – Barbican
11/19 – Glasgow, UK – Royal Concert Hall
11/21 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
11/22 – Gateshead, UK – Sage
11/25 – Erfut, Germany – Traum Hits Festival
11/26 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freoheit
11/28 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
11/29 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auenesse
11/30 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
12/02 – Offenback, Germany – Stadhalle
12/03 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsuibishi Electric Hall
12/05 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
12/06 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
12/08 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks


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