OMD tour the UK and play their biggest ever London headline show

Following the release of their fourteenth studio album, Bauhaus Staircase, synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will return to the stage when they hit the road this year.

Throughout March, OMD will play 22 dates across the UK and Ireland, including their biggest ever London headline show at The O2 Arena on 24 March – with support from the legendary Howard Jones (London only) and Walt Disco (all other dates).

OMD Tour Dates



“We are so excited to be able to tour again with a brand new album to showcase.” says 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!”

Last year the band returned with their most explicitly political record and the crowning achievement of their desire to be both Stockhausen and Abba – born from the impetus to kickstart new explorations during lockdown. A broad, electronic, sonic masterpiece that lyrically tackles the topics of the future, it was predominantly written, recorded, and mixed by both McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.


OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which has established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 albums include reissued Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983).

By rights, OMD should be in semi-retirement, performing classics like Enola Gay and Maid Of Orleans on the nostalgia festival circuit like so many peers. Instead, they’ve created a landmark album worthy of their finest work. If real life meant OMD were happy to get help, Bauhaus Staircase remains unmistakably the work of a duo who are still perfectly in sync 45 years after their first gig at the legendary Liverpool club Eric’s.


Fri 1 Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sat 2 Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sun 3 Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Tue 5 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 6 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Fri 8 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 9 Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Sun 10 Sheffield, City Hall
Tue 12 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Wed 13 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Fri 15 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Sat 16 Swansea, Arena
Sun 17 Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavillion
Tue 19 Bristol, Beacon
Wed 20 Oxford, New Theatre
Fri 22 Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sat 23 Ipswich, Regent
Sun 24 London, The O2*
Tue 26 Brighton, Dome
Wed 27 Eastbourne, Winter Gardens

*Support comes from Howard Jones (London Only) & Walt Disco (All Other Dates)

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Read our OMD Bauhaus Staircase interview