OMD have released remastered vinyl versions of Universal and Liberator ahead of their Architecture and More UK tour.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark are following up the success of their 40th anniversary celebrations last year which saw them release their greatest hits and anniversary box set, Souvenir. The two albums Universal (1996) and Liberator (1993) are released today.
Liberator peaked at number 14 in the UK album charts featuring the singles Stand Above Me and Dream Of Me as well as a cover version of the Velvet Underground track Sunday Morning. Their 10th album Universal was released in 1996 and saw the single Walking On The Milky Way enter the UK Top 20 singles chart.
Both albums, which haven’t been available on vinyl since their first release, are reissued on 180g black vinyl and were remastered at Abbey Road studios. The releases follow a string of reissues in the last year from OMD including the limited 12” vinyl of their legendary anti-war hit single Enola Gay as well as a limited reissue of the bands iconic debut single, Electricity, on 7” vinyl.
After releasing the albums, OMD will head out on a 17 date UK tour which culminates in two Manchester gigs and two Liverpool gigs.
When do OMD headline at Manchester’s O2 Apollo?
OMD headline at the O2 Apollo Manchester on 19 November and 20 November 2021. They also play two Liverpool gigs at the Empire (21 November) and Olympia (23 November). The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are four of 17 UK dates they have announced:
1 November – Glasgow, O2 Academy
2 November – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
3 November – Gateshead, Sage
5 November – Hull, Bonus Arena
6 November – Leeds, First Direct Arena
7 November – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
9 November – Leicester, DeMontfort Hall
10 November – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
12 November – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
13 November – London, Eventim Apollo
14 November – Bournemouth, BIC
16 November – Brighton, Brighton Centre
17 November – Oxford, New Theatre
19 November – Manchester, O2 Apollo
20 November – Manchester, O2 Apollo
21 November – Liverpool, Empire
23 November – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia