Electronic music pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved groups, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD), will release a Record Store Day exclusive 12” single on coloured vinyl on June 12th, to celebrate an incredible 40 years of their signature song ‘Enola Gay’. The single features a remix from Mercury Prize nominated band Hot Chip and acclaimed DJ/producer Theo Kottis.
Recorded at Ridge Farm Studios in Dorking, and released on September 26th, 1980, ‘Enola Gay’ was the only single from the band’s second studio album ‘Organisation’. Lyrically detailing the atomic bombing on Hiroshima during World War II by the B29 Superfortress aircraft, the song scored a UK Top 10 on the singles charts and went on to become an international success, selling more than 5 million copies worldwide and ingraining itself as a synth pop classic and arguably OMD’s signature track.
The band will perform a special live streamed show from London’s Indigo at The O2 on June 19th – set to raise money and awareness for their crew, whose livelihoods have been so affected in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
OMD will also embark on their ‘Architecture and More’ tour next year where they will perform songs from their iconic album ‘Architecture & Morality’, plus many more hits from their legendary back catalogue. They will play the following UK arena headline shows.
Mon 1st GLASGOW, O2 Academy
Tue 2nd EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Wed 3rd GATESHEAD, Sage
Fri 5th HULL Bonus Arena
Sat 6th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sun 7th CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Tue 9th LEICESTER, DeMontfort Hall
Wed 10th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Fri 12th BIRMINGHAM, Resorts World Arena
Sat 13th LONDON, Eventim Apollo
Sun 14th BOURNEMOUTH, BIC
Tue 16th BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Wed 17th OXFORD, New Theatre
Fri 19th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Sat 20th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Sun 21st LIVERPOOL, Empire
Tue 23rd LIVERPOOL, Eventim Olympia
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