16 May 2017
OMD - The Punishment of Luxury album and tour 
OMD - The Punishment of Luxury album and tour

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark come back to recorded and live action in 2017 with the Punishment of Luxury album and tour. The album is due in September with a full UK tour in late October and through November. The album is currently available on PledgeMusic in a variety of formats.

October

Sun 29 - Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Mon 30 - Colston Hall, Bristol

November

Wed 1 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea
Thu 2 - Ipswich Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Fri 3 - The Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Sun 5 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Mon 6 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tue 7 - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
Thu 9 - The Hexagon, Reading
Fri 10 - O2 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton
Sat 11 - G Live, Guildford
Mon 13 - The Roundhouse, London
Wed 15 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
Fri 17 - Manchester Academy 1, Manchester
Sat 18 - York Barbican, York
Sun 19 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Tue 21 - Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Wed 22 - Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

Ticket go on sale Friday 19 May at 09:00 BST via axs.com and other outlets.

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