october, 2018

06oct(oct 6)7:00 pm07(oct 7)10:00 pmOMD with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Event Details

Pioneering electropop outfit OMD team up once again with the RLPO for a very special concert with orchestral arrangements of classic OMD songs.

OMD and the Orchestra previously performed together at the Hall in June 2009, a collaboration singer Andy McCluskey described as a “voyage of discovery”.

Richard Balcombe will conduct the concerts, which coincide with the anniversary of OMD’s first gig which took place at legendary Liverpool club Eric’s in October 1978.

Fans can expect to hear the electro-pioneers’ biggest hits including their first single ‘Electricity’, which was championed by the late John Peel, and top 10 songs like ‘Enola Gay’ and ‘Souvenir’, as well as music from their more recent albums, not least The Punishment of Luxury which was released last autumn.

There will be specially-created orchestral arrangements, by Ian Stephens and Gary Carpenter, of some of OMD’s big ambient tone poem pieces like ‘Stanlow’, ‘Sealand’ and ‘Ghost Star’.

And the programme will also include tracks which have never been performed live before, along with rare B-sides.


6 (Saturday) 7:00 pm - 7 (Sunday) 10:00 pm


Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP