Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978. Spawned by earlier group The Id, the outfit was founded by Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals); amid rotating line-ups, Martin Cooper (various instruments) and Malcolm Holmes (drums) are the longest-serving additional members. OMD released their influential debut single, "Electricity", in 1979, and gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 anti-war song "Enola Gay". The band achieved broader recognition via their seminal album Architecture & Morality (1981) and its three singles, all of which were international hits. Steadily resistant to celebrity status, the group earned acclaim for their adventurous recordings, which combined sonic experimentation and atypical subject matter with musical hooks.
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Grosse Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany
Huxleys Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany
Stadthalle Offenbach in Offenbach, Germany
9:30 Club in Washington, US
Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, US
House of Blues Boston in Boston, US
Terminal 5 in New York, US
Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Canada
Majestic Theatre in Detroit, US
Vic Theatre in Chicago, US
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