OMD have announced a Manchester Academy gig in support of their 13th studio album The Punishment of Luxury.

The synth-pop pioneers’ new album, a follow-up to 2013’s English Electric, is released on 1 September through 100% Records.

The Punishment of Luxury was written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys – and takes its name from an 1891 painting by the Italian Giovani Segantini.  With inspirations including Kraftwerk and the occasional ballad thrown in, Andy McCluskey commented about its slight departure from traditional OMD style, ‘On this album we have managed to make beautiful things out of noises and repetitive patterns.  The trouble is, we just can’t help but write a catchy melody!’

Where and when are OMD performing in Manchester?

OMD perform at Manchester Academy on 17 November 2017 as part of their twenty-date UK and Ireland tour.  The full tour listing:
23 October   –   Dublin, Vicar Street
24 October   –   Belfast, Mandella Hall
29 October   –   Liverpool, Empire
30 October   –   Bristol, Colston Hall
1 November   –   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
2 November   –   Ipswich, Regent
3 November   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
5 November   –   Leicester, De Montfort Hall
6 November   –   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
7 November   –   Sheffield, City Hall
9 November   –   Reading, Hexagon
10 November   –   Southampton, O2 Guildhall
11 November   –   Guildford, G Live
13 November   –   London, Roundhouse
15 November   –   Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
17 November   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy
18 November   –   York, Barbican
19 November   –   Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
21 November   –   Birmingham, Symphony Hall
22 November   –   Gateshead, Sage 1

When do tickets for OMD at Manchester Academy go on sale?

Tickets for OMD at Manchester Academy go on sale at 9am on Friday 19 May 2017 priced £37.80.