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Birmingham Concert Review
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Don`t know if anyone is interested in this, but this is the press report from local news. Feel free to move if it is in the wrong area. Got a couple of good pics I took, but don`t know how to put them on, hence, I am quoting the press release:

`The days of the synthesiser are back, and how. The masters of electronic pop returned for a 30th anniversary tour - even though the band effectively split up 12 years ago. You only had to see the two sets of keyboards on stage to realise this was no ordinary popular beat combo from the 70`s and 80`s.
With lead singer Andy McCluskey impressively dancing around the stage in his own inimitable style, and fellow founder member Paul Humphreys joining past recruits Mal Holmes and Martin Cooper, this was Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark at their very best. Tracks from the iconic Architecture & Morality album included the classic She`s Leaving, Souvenir and Joan Of Arc, while other popular offerings ranged from Genetic Engineering and Tesla Girls to Maid Of Orleans and If You Leave.`

Verdict: 4/5  Tony Collins Birmingham Evening Mail.
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Only a 4/5, he is obviously missing something there.

This has to be the best tour OMD have done. They looked so refreshed, confident, relaxed, happy and fully enjoying themselves, which in turn made it more infectious for the crowd. The crowd's enthusiasm probably encouraged the band members even more, so both sides getting a fantastic performance from the band.

I wasn't at Brum, only Liverpool, but each review I have read has been equally as enthusiastic about the performance and the crowd.



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Definately thought the crowd played their part at Brum. As soon as Stanlow started, the whole place stood - none of the usual seated people in between. Even Andy joked that everybody had stood so soon. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to stand next year when they return!
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Definately thought the crowd played their part at Brum. As soon as Stanlow started, the whole place stood - none of the usual seated people in between. Even Andy joked that everybody had stood so soon. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to stand next year when they return!




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i was at brum gig and i tell you this omd were simply brilliant when stanlow started i got goosebumps it was an awesome night, i must also say that china crisis were excellent.  i just hope omd return next year as i for one will be queing for a ticket.
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And again, a good review, did not do brum this year, but pleased it all went well


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