Well, here’s a tidbit that you should know about it you’re not on the OMD mailing list. The band are doing their bit to make not going out to shows a little less pronounced. They are going to stream the November 20, 2019 show from the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo from last year’s “Souvenir” tour to fans on their YouTube page on
Saturday. May 9, 2020 at 8 PM [20:00 GMT]
It’s from their “Souvenir” 40th anniversary hits tour of last year, so it is a singles-laden trawl through the OMD pop collection, but there are enough deep cuts of interest sprinkled throughout to foster a nod of knowing approval from my corner. I am going to spill the beans and reveal up front that if you ever wanted to hear the band tackle “Stanlow” live [raises hand in an insufferably precocious manner for teacher] here’s your big chance!
It’ll be at 15:00 EST where I live, so I hope I remember to look in, at least for the first song, since it’s “Stanlow.” Don’t know if I will be up for taking two hours in the middle of my Saturday to watch it, though. That’s prime worktime around here. Especially if I have YouTube or nothing. Could there be an online video platform that’s not controlled by social villains Google or Facebook where civilized people can watch video like this online? [hint, hint: Vimeo] Just asking.
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