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MCD.ie presents

OMD

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Doors 7:00PM
Price from €56.35
OMD
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3Olympia
3Olympia
3Olympia
3Olympia
After the recent announcement of their forthcoming new studio album, synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) reveal details of their return to the stage, with the band taking to the road next year. 
Across February & March 2024, OMD will play 22 dates across the UK & Ireland, including a night in 3Olympia Theatre on Wednesday 28th February 2024

With special guests Walt Disco 

Tickets priced from €56.35 including booking fee & €1.50 restoration levy went on sale with Ticketmaster, however are now completely sold out. 

"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!"

The band also release ‘Slow Train’ - the second instalment from their forthcoming new studio album Bauhaus Staircase - out October 27th. A raucous, glam-tinged explosion, ‘Slow Train’ arrives with help from the band;s only other external influence David Watts. Known as a rock producer, who helmed Sheffield band The Reytons’ recent No 1 album What’s Rock And Roll?, he brings a sharp, exciting new sound to the record.

"Slow Train is a bonkers song and the video is stunningly crazy!” Andy reflects. “It feels nice to be able to challenge people's expectations of the band after 45 years of creating music"

The new album sees the band’s 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 & Paul Humphreys (who has recently become a second-time father).

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 legendary Liverpool club Eric’s.

Approximate stage times as follows, doors open 7pm, special guests Walt Disco around 8pm, with OMD due on about 9pm. We expect the show to be over around 10.30pm/11pm or so.

Wed 28th Feb 2024
Show 8pm
Doors 7pm
Sold Out
Please note, times subject to change as always
3Olympia
3Olympia
Restoration Levy

The fees for this event include a €1.50 restoration levy. 

The restoration levy will allow 3Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Age Restrictions

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Standing tickets are recommended only for those over 16 years of age.

Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.