NEW SINGLE : OMD release video for new single ‘Veruschka’ ahead of forthcoming album ‘Bauhaus Staircase’…

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OMD Announce New Single ‘Veruschka’ 

Taken From Forthcoming New Studio Album Bauhaus Staircase
Out October 27th, 2023 on 100% Records

February/March 2024 UK Headline Tour
Includes London’s O2 Arena – March 24th, 2024
With Support From Howard Jones (London Only) & Walt Disco (All Other Dates)

UK In-Store Performances & Signings Announced – October 29th – November 2nd
Kingston, Brighton, Liverpool & Leeds

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) today release their inimitable new single ‘Veruschka’ – the third installment from their forthcoming new studio album Bauhaus Staircase – out October 27th on 100% Records.

A simply beautiful, film-noir ballad, ‘Veruschka’ exemplifies the determination OMD have to make Bauhaus Staircase an album to rank among their finest, and an acceptance that life is sometimes about taking risks. “My attitude is like I say in this song: if you’re too afraid to jump off the cliff, you’ll never learn to fly.” singer Andy McCluskey mentions. “We couldn’t keep saying: ‘It’s not going to work.’ You have to keep trying, to see where you end up.

The new track arrives as the band’s new music has been exploding over the airwaves in recent weeks, and the band will appear on BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland – to be broadcast in November.

Bauhaus Staircase 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).

Across February & March 2024, OMD will play 22 dates across the UK & Ireland (tickets here), including their biggest ever London headline show at London’s O2 Arena on March 24th, 2024 – with support coming from the legendary Howard Jones (London only) & Walt Disco (all other 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!”

The band will also perform a handful of UK in-store performances and signings between October 29th – November 2nd in Kingston, Brighton, Liverpool & Leeds.


Fri 27th          London, The Social  (Show)
Sun 29th        Kingston, Banquet Records @ Pryzm  (Show)
Mon 30th        Brighton, Resident Records  (Signing)

Wed 1st         Liverpool, Phase One Records @ Camp & Furnace  (Show)
Thurs 2nd      Leeds, Crash Records  (Signing)

February 2024

Tue 27th        Belfast, Ulster Hall
Wed 28th       Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre

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

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