4 Dec 2006
OMD update 
More details have emerged via the OMD list / FAClist on the UK leg of the forthcoming Architecture & Morality tour in 2007 with the Glasgow, Liverpool and London venues confirmed:

May 2007

15 - Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
16 - Liverpool, Empire
18 - London, Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets go on sale Friday, 26 January 2007 via all usual outlets.

Meanwhile, on Monday 30 April 2007 (coinciding with the 25th Anniversary) Virgin/EMI will release a double-pack CD and DVD of a digitally re-mastered Architecture and Morality plus a live DVD of OMD performing at Drury Lane Theatre in 1981.

Further details have been released on the plans for the OMD / Peter Saville installation:

The work will be premiered at FACT in Liverpool in March 2008 as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations. The installation has a working title of The Energy Suite and is based on five power stations.

OMD are also currently working with The London Philharmonic Orchestra for a unique tour in Autumn 2008. The series of concerts that will tour Europe and the States will see the LPO playing The Energy Suite from the OMD / Peter Saville Installation with giant screens carrying projections of the power station images as well as the band and Orchestra interpreting many of OMD's classic back catalogue songs.

More details via www.omd.uk.com

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