april, 2021

03apr7:00 pm11:00 pmOMD - Birkenhead


Event Details

The first Wirral show from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark since 1979 is the first show announced for the new Near Future venue in Birkenhead. “This Pop-Up Venue from Future Yard offers an opportunity for the creative kids on Wirral to test their dreams out in reality, like OMD did 41 years ago,” said OMD’s Andy McCluskey.

The electronic pioneers – who were labelled “Wirral’s Kraftwerk” by The Guardian in a review of their York Barbican show as part of their 40th anniversary tour – will take the opportunity to revisit the material they performed at their last show on the peninsula; at West Kirby Youth Club in August 1979.

The 10th October performance will feature a selection of tracks from the band’s debut album, songs that McCluskey and co-founder Paul Humphreys showcased on that night in 1979. The show will also be a two-man performance, mirroring the original show.

Andy McCluskey: “We would like to celebrate as much as we can about the fact that the last time we played on Wirral, we were still a two-piece and we hadn’t even made our first album. We’d just been made an offer, we were about to go on tour with Gary Numan. Our world was about to change, but this was the closing of chapter one. So it will be nice now to reflect upon that moment again… ‘who would have known, 41 years later?’”

Support on the night comes from two of the most exciting emerging artists in Wirral in 2020. MiG-15‘s electric waves of feel-good indie-pop are the hallmarks of the quartet’s groovy enigma; and Alex Teleko inhabits a world soundtracked by 80s melodies while convulsing to the maddening beats and bleeps of the contemporary era.

This show is now SOLD-OUT.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Future Yard