OMD back on the road for new album tour

Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey

Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey

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ORCHESTRAL Manoeuvres In The Dark are going back on the road again as part of their new album tour.

The Wirral duo return to the Liverpool Empire on May 14 to celebrate the release of English Electric.

Out on April 8, the album marks a return to the band's early pioneering electronic roots, a sound now recognised as being a major influence on many of today's electro artists. The tour starts in Canada on April 5.

The new album comes three years after the release of History Of Modern.

Speaking to the Globe during a promotional tour this week, Meols-born Andy said: "The success of History Of Modern had given us the confidence that we are still doing something right. It was a very successful album".

It's 35 years since Andy and Paul Humphreys made their music debut on stage at Liverpool's legendary punk club Eric's.

In the late 80s, they enjoyed huge chart success with a string of hits including the now iconic Enola Gay, Talking Loud and Clear, and their signature song Maid of Orleans.

Looking back on their career, Andy said: "It's quite remarkable to think I’d still be doing this at the age of 53.

"The response to our music after all these years is phenomenal.

"We performed at the Rewind 80s musical revival Festival in front of 20,000 people last year and we're heading for the same number when we do show in Scotland later this year."

The Globe has five signed copies of English Electric to give away.

Two lucky readers will receive a copy as well as a pair of tickets for the show at the Liverpool Empire on May 14.

Three runners up will win a signed album.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: What was the name of the band's last album?

It couldn't be easier to enter.

Send the answer with your name, address and daytime contact number to OMD contest, Wirral Globe, Haymarket Court, Hinson Street, Birkenhead.

The competition closes at 5pm, on Tuesday, February 19.

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