OMD To Play Aintree's Summer Pops

OMD To Play Aintree's Summer Pops

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, the Liverpool pioneers of British electronic music founded by Andy McCluskey andPaul Humphreys, have announced a homecoming gig, headlining at this year's Summer Pops festival.

The show on July 21 will be the OMD's final show of the band's comeback tour.

Their shows are the first since 1989 and OMD have regrouped with original band members Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes.

McCluskey knows the homecoming show will be special, saying "Every band will tell you that Liverpool is always a favourite city to play on any tour because the audience is the best. For OMD, Liverpool is also our our home town gig. What better place to celebrate the last night of our comeback tour?”

Liverpools' Summer Pops festival has this year relocated to Aintree race course to increase capacity for the shows to 4,500.

BRIT award-winning singer James Morrison will headline on July 11 and boyband McFly take to the stage on July 20.

Support acts will be announced in the coming weeks, and tickets go onsale this Friday (March 9) at 9am.

More information about Summer Pops is available here from CMP Entertainment

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