OMD PLAY DANFORTH MUSIC HALL ON 3/12 & 3/13
‘THE PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY’ OUT NOW ON WHITE NOISE
OMD will be performing at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on March 12 and 13th, with support from GGOOLLDD. The band has fans from all over North America travelling to see their performances. The two day back to back shows have reached full capacity and have guests writing online asking for more tickets!
With the release of their new single and bonus album, there is no better time for this duo to go on tour and roll out their new tracks for their fans! Read below for what the critics are saying about the new release.
“…a very nice mix of classic sounds, modern techniques, and the duo’s still-sharpe melodic skills.”
– Brooklyn Vegan
“”Isotype” is a soaring six minutes of deeply Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, a masterclass in soulful electronic from a pair that’s been making music for four decades. In total OMD fashion, the new song takes a lesson from art history and applies it the modern day, examining how winky and smiling-pop icons have replaced everyday language.”
“Lyrically, The Punishment Of Luxury is distinguished by its thoughtful examinations of power dynamics….The Punishment Of Luxury exudes warmth and empathy throughout.”
– A.V. Club
“The Punishment of Luxury” is an addicting jolt of bright ’80s synthpop, replete with Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys’ pristine harmonies.”
– Consequence Of Sound
“Unconcerned with rewriting their ’80s glory, their new records are instead a modern-day continuation of the classic sound begun decades ago.”
– Under The Radar
Following the stellar reaction to their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ (White Noise Records) which entered the UK Album Chart at #4, OMD release a brand new video for ‘What We Have Done’, the third 12” single to be taken from the record.
The sparkling single is the band’s first to feature Paul Humphreys on lead vocals in over 30 years and the vinyl release was limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide. Paul describes the track as “an intensely personal song about life, love and loss. It’s about facing and confronting life changing decisions, and situations, that we all have to face at some point in our lives, and then having to live and deal with the resulting and inescapable consequences of our choices.”
The stunning new video is entirely shot from a drone’s perspective. OMD’s Andy McCluskey said:
“The opportunity to combine an abstract aerial aesthetic with human vignettes was not to be missed. The viewer is a weightless voyeur of landscape and emotional condition… “
The band are offering a VIP experience on all US shows; a rare chance for fans to meet the band, attend soundcheck and receive exclusive merchandise including a signed set list from the show they attend. Check it out here!
Tickets for North American tour are on sale now!
Pre-order the band’s ‘B-Sides and Bonus Material’ album here.
Synth-pop pioneers OMD return with their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone. The LP is out September 1st on White Noise Records.
The follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘English Electric’ (released in 2013) ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ is a daring collection of stylish synth pop and masterful songwriting which will certainly rank alongside their very best.
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys – the album is the sound of a band in their prime. ‘On this album we have managed to make beautiful things out of noises and repetitive patterns’, explains Andy. ‘The trouble is, we just cant help but write a catchy melody!’
The album takes its name from an 1891 painting by the Italian Giovani Segantini and contains everything from the Kraftwerkian ‘Isotype’ and ‘Robot Man’ to the blue eyed soul ballads of ‘One More Time’ and ‘The View From Here’ as well as more traditional OMD songs like ‘Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang’ and the synth heavy title track.
Described by The Quietus as “not just one of the best synth bands ever – they are one of the best bands ever”, OMD’s influence has become ubiquitous. The xx, the Killers and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy have cited OMD as an inspiration, and the likes of Future Islands and Chvrches show traces of OMD’s DNA.
Order the album HERE!
2018 U.S. Tour Dates:
3/6 Washington D.C., 9:30 Club
3/7 Philadelphia, PA, Theatre Of The Living Arts
3/9 Boston, MA, House Of Blues
3/10 New York, NY, Terminal 5
3/12 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
3/14 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
3/16 Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
3/17 Milwaukee, WI, Northern Lights Theatre
3/18 Minneapolis, MN, First Ave.
3/20 Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
3/21 Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
3/23 Vancouver, B.C., Commodore Ballroom
3/24 Seattle, WA, Showbox @ The Market
3/25 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
3/27 San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom
3/29 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern Theatre
3/30 Anaheim, CA, The House Of Blues
3/31 San Diego, CA, The House of Blues
4/2 Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
4/5 Dallas, TX, House Of Blues
4/6 Austin, TX, Emos
4/7 Houston, TX, House OF Blues
4/9 New Orleans, LA, Civic Theatre
4/10 Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
4/12 Orlando, FL The Beacham
4/13 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
4/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ – Tracklisting
1. The Punishment of Luxury
3. Robot Man
4. What Have We Done
5. Precision & Decay
6. As We Open, So We Close
7. Art Eats Art
8. Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang
9. One More Time
10. La Mitrailleuse
11. Ghost Star
12.The View From Here
B-Sides & Bonus Material
1) Isotype (Single Mix)
3) The Punishment of Luxury (Single Mix)
4) The Punishment of Luxury (12″ Extended Mix)
5) Lampe Licht
6) The Punishment of Luxury (Manhattan Clique Remix)
7) What Have We Done (Single Mix)
8) What Have We Done (12″ Extended Mix)
10) What Have We Done (Chicky & Coco Remix)