OMD Reveals Album Art, Confirms Tour

By on January 29, 2013



BMG is excited to reveal the artwork for the soon-to-be-released OMD album, English Electric. Throughout their storied career, the band’s cover art has always been an extension of their sound and they put a great deal of care into it; the new album’s cover was designed by Tom Skipp and the band’s creative director, the legendary Peter Saville.

OMD’s Andy McCluskey says: “It feels appropriate that the sleeve of English Electric is a contemporary distillation of traditional hazard signals.”
Peter Saville says: “English Electric is best described as brutally simple dynamic energy…Briefed by OMD to be as reductive as possible, the cover captures but barely contains the hi-tension of an industrial legend.”
English Electric is out April 9th on BMG. A 12-track letter to technology, space and love, it’s a grand return to form, the follow-up to 2010’s LP History of Modern and comes in a variety of formats:
* Standard CD – jewel case
* Deluxe edition – limited edition media book, CD + Bonus DVD includes a studio interview with Andy and Paul, 3 Henning M Lederer animated videos and unseen tour photos



* Vinyl LP – limited edition, Die Cut sleeve, heavy weight vinyl, includes album on CD
* Boxset – ultimate collectors format, limited and signed by Andy and Paul on an English Electric certificate of authenticity. The tin, with embossed OMD logo and artwork print, includes an exclusive 7″ with un-released b-side, 16 page lyric booklet, DVD, Demo CD, Album CD, 3 artwork prints, a photo of Andy and Paul, and all pre order via the website include 2 metal enamel badges.


OMD have confirmed North American Tour dates, beginning April 4 in Vancouver, BC, and ending on the second weekend of Coachella on April 21. The band will return in July. The complete list of tour dates is below:



5 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

6 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA

7 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

10 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

12 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

14 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA

18 – Metropolitan Theatre – Mexico City, MX

21 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA



8 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

9 – Metro – Chicago, IL

11 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

13 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

15 – Paradise – Boston, MA

17 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY


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