September 6th 2010 sees the release of 'If You Want It' the first single from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's new album 'History Of Modern'. It might've been 14 years since the release of their last album but History Of Modern is exactly what you'd expect from these old pro's. If You Want It perfectly demonstrates OMD's songwriting style, big and bold verses and choruses. The single has been remixed by lots of great new bands who site OMD as having influence over their music, they include: We Have Band, French Horn Rebellion and Cold Cave.
The band will be on tour throughout the UK and the rest of Europe in November:
Oct 29th- Brighton Dome
Oct 31st- Bristol Colston Hall
Nov 1st - Nottingham Royal Centre
Nov 2nd- Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Nov 4 - Liverpool Arena
Nov 5th- Ipswich Regent Theatre
Nov 7th - London Hammersmith Apollo
Nov 8th - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Nov 11th - Cologne E-work
Nov 12th - Hannover Capitol
Nov 13th - Leipzig Haus Auensee
Nov 15th - Stuttgart theatrehaus
Nov 16th - Munich Tonhalle
Nov 18th - Berlin Tempoddrom
Nov 19th - Hamburg Docks
Nov 22nd - Brussels Ancienne Belgique
Nov 23rd - Amsterdam Paradiso
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.