OMD Drop Kleptocracy Ahead of UK & Ireland Tour

Ahead of their much anticipated UK tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) have dropped their latest track Kleptocracy – taken from their impeccable UK Top 2-charting studio album Bauhaus Staircase, out now on 100% Records.

OMD (Ed Miles)

OMD (Ed Miles)
OMD (Ed Miles)

Mixed by the album’s main external influence, rock producer David Watts (The Reytons’s recent #1 album), the clattering, hectic ‘Kleptocracy’ is OMD’s greatest straight-up protest song – its chewy discourse wrapped in an absolute earworm.

Andy McCluskey says: “This is the most political song that we have ever recorded. The band believes that democracy is the only legitimate way to balance different opinions and create a functioning representative government. Sadly, we are living through times that see us ruled by thieves and flagrant liars. Democracy has been subverted by Kleptocracy.”

Check out the video for Kleptocracy below:

The album, which charted at #2 in the UK, arrived with aplomb as the band’s new music exploded over the airwaves, and saw exquisite performances on BBC’s Later…with Jools HollandOMD 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 next year, the band will play 22 dates across the UK & Ireland, 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).

Upcoming UK & Ireland tour dates:

FEBRUARY
27th – Belfast, Ulster Hall
28th – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre

MARCH
1st – Manchester, O2 Apollo
2nd – Manchester, O2 Apollo
3rd – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
5th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
6th – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
8th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
9th – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
10th – Sheffield, City Hall
12th – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
13th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
15th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
16th – Swansea, Arena
17th – Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavillion
19th – Bristol, Beacon
20th – Oxford, New Theater
22nd – Portsmouth, Guildhall
23rd – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
24th – London, The O2
26th – Brighton, Dome
27th – Eastbourne, Winter Gardens

No Pyro, No Party – KISS Sign Off In Typically Overblown Style At The O2

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