OMD Hitting The Stages Worldwide In 2017/2018

We now interrupt this OMD Rock G.P.A. to bring you the all-important OMD world tour dates for 2017 and 2018. This Rock G.P.A. thread may last for a while. Obviously there are things that will pop up so we’ll divert the thread for a bit. Since the North American tour dates dropped into my inbox a day or two ago, I thought it best to share them since tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in each relevant time zone.

It looks like that opening slot for Barenaked Ladies, the longest slog at 34 dates, that OMD had ever made in The States, might have paid off in viable exposure and a fat 27 date tour; their biggest headliner over here ever. So that to the naysayers on last year’s event. I see that many of my friends will have dates right in their backyards, so they had better attend! OMD are firing on all cylinders right now and deserve every scrap of attention they can muster up. Of course, I’m going to have to drive to Atlanta for the date, but at least they are playing at Center Stage; a super nice, intimate but roomy venue. The last time they were jammed into a concrete bunker atop Center Stage that some called a club [“The Loft”]. It worked but I pray that place never has a fire. My friends Elisa + Tom, companions of all of our 21st century OMD experiences, will once again accompany my wife and I. Now that I think of it, there was only one OMD show I saw without Tom. Surely, cause for a campaign ribbon of some sort?

Vip Gold and Platinum packages are available for all of these shows at Pledge Music. Gold level [$50] nets you the soundcheck and a signed set list. Platinum level [$100] gains meet + greet access as well. I did VIP last time with Tom. Elisa didn’t at the time, but now she’s a fan so she wants to. I will probably pass, but don’t let me stop you. The soundcheck is particularly interesting and having access at least once with your musical heroes [and stoking their bottom line so it can happen reliably again] is how we have to roll in this fallen world of no label tour support.

OMD | Punishment Of Luxury – European Tour| 2017

23rd Oct | Vicar Street | Dublin, IE
24th Oct | Mandela Hall | Belfast, UK
29th Oct | Empire | Liverpool, UK
30th Oct | Colston Hall | Bristol, UK
1st Nov | Cliffs Pavilion | Southend, UK
2nd Nov | Regent | Ipswich, UK
3rd Nov | Corn Exchange | Cambridge, UK
5th Nov | De Montfort Hall | Leicester, UK
6th Nov | Royal Concert Hall | Nottingham, UK
7th Nov | City Hall | Sheffield, UK
9th Nov | Hexagon | Reading, UK
10th Nov | Guildhall | Southampton, UK
11th Nov | G Live | Guildford, UK
13th Nov | Roundhouse | London, UK
15th Nov | De La Warr Pavilion | Bexhill, UK
17th Nov | Academy | Manchester, UK
18th Nov | Barbican | York, UK
19th Nov | Royal Concert Hall | Glasgow, UK
21st Nov | Symphony Hall | Birmingham, UK
22nd Nov | Sage | Gateshead, UK
25th Nov | Traum Hits Festival | Erfurt, DE
26th Nov | Grosse Freiheit | Hamburg, DE
28th Nov | Huxleys | Berlin, DE
29th Nov | Haus Auensee | Leipzig, DE
30th Nov | Tonhalle | Munich, DE
2nd Dec | Stadthalle | Offenbach, DE
3rd Dec | Mitsubishi Electric Hall | Dseldorf, DE
5th Dec | 013 | Tilburg, NL
6th Dec | De Roma | Antwerp, BE
8th Dec | Les Docks| | Laanne, CH

OMD | Punishment Of Luxury – North American Tour| 2018

6th Mar | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC
7th Mar | Theater of the Living Arts | Philadelphia, PA
9th Mar | House of Blues | Boston, MA
10th Mar | Terminal 5 | New York, NY
12th Mar | Danforth Music Hall | Toronto, ON
14th Mar | Majestic Theater | Detroit, MI
16th Mar | Vic Theater | Chicago, IL
17th Mar | Northern Lights Theater | Milwaukee, WI
18th Mar | First Avenue & 7th St Entry | Minneapolis, MN
20th Mar | Ogden Theater | Denver, CO
21st Mar | The Depot | Salt Lake City, UT
23rd Mar | Commodore Ballroom | Vancouver, BC
24th Mar | The Showbox | Seattle, WA
25th Mar | Wonder Ballroom | Portland, OR
27th Mar | The Regency Ballroom | San Francisco, CA
29th Mar | The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA
30th Mar | House of Blues | Anaheim, CA
31st Mar | House of Blues | San Diego, CA
2nd Apr | The Van Buren | Phoenix, AZ
5th Apr | House of Blues | Dallas, TX
6th Apr | Emo’s | Austin, TX
7th Apr | House of Blues | Houston, TX
9th Apr | Civic Theater | New Orleans, LA
10th Apr | Center Stage Theater | Atlanta, GA
12th Apr | Beacham Theater | Orlando, FL
13th Apr | State Theater | St Petersburg, FL
14th Apr | Revolution Live | Fort Lauderdale, FL

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3 Responses to OMD Hitting The Stages Worldwide In 2017/2018

  1. Echorich says:

    Tickets for St. Pete purchased today. Thinking of driving down the next day for FTL as well and make it a long OMD weekend. If they are anywhere as good as they were in 2013 at the 9:30 club in DC, I will be very, very happy.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Echorich – Well done, sir! If you have the time and money, why not? When you saw them the last time, they still had Mal on drums, yes? So that will be a difference. Did you ever see the Andy Mk II band in the 90s with Stuart Kershaw before?

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