HOUSE OF BLUES WELCOMES:
Jan. 24, 2019
OMD brings 40 years of English electric sounds to the House of Blues Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
Doors: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for OMD start at $35, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. PT. Follow House of Blues Las Vegas on Twitter for presale information @HOBLasVegas. Tickets are available by visiting HouseofBlues.com, MandalayBay.com, wwwTicketmaster.com or by calling 702-632-7600.
House of Blues Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Over the course of four decades, OMD has sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums. Best known for their hit song “If You leave,” OMD has established themselves as electronic synthesizer pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 long players include soon-to-be-reissued classics Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1980), Organisation (1980), Architecture & Morality (1981), and Dazzle Ships (1983). Three more since their reactivation have culminated in 2017’s The Punishment Of Luxury, which was hailed as a return to the shimmering brilliance of classic early singles such as “Enola Gay” and “Souvenir.”
OMD has a sense of semi-classical grandeur. The nuances of their music demonstrate how, for all their hits, they have simultaneously remained uncompromising and innovative over successive decades. Sounds and production techniques which OMD were using in 1980 have become part of the fabric of how today’s pop is made. But, while OMD can rightly take their place in the lineage of electronic pop pioneers that stretches from Kraftwerk to Gary Numan, from the Human League to, much later Underworld and Orbital – and a key influence on current acts from The XX to Chvrches – there is always a warmth and wistful emotional quality to their songs that has consistently made them different.
In today’s OMD, Stuart Kershaw (who has worked with the band in various capacities since 1991) replaces long-time drummer Malcolm Holmes, alongside keyboardist/saxophonist Martin Cooper, but throughout their 40 years of OMD, founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys have retained and rekindled the friendship that blossomed as teenagers, and the inspiration that strikes when they’re together.
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With 58 owned/operated/managed clubs and theaters, the House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom-designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.