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watch “Metroland,” the first video from OMD’s new album

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have shared the first single from their forthcoming album, English Electric. “Metroland” is a sparkling piece of synthpop that is very OMD, but doesn’t sound like they’re trying to rewrite their old hits. (Something 2010’s The History of Modern, enjoyable as it is, was less successful at.) You can watch the nostalgia-tinged animated video below, and the album is out April 9.

As mentioned, OMD will be touring for the album with Diamond Rings. The West Coast gets them in April, with Midwest and East Coast this summer including NYC at Terminal 5 on July 17 and tickets are still available. All tour dates are below.

OMD – 2013 Tour Dates
April 5 – Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
April 6 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox @ The Market
April 7 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
April 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
April 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
April 14 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
April 18 – Mexico City, DF – Teatro Metrpolitan
April 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella
July 11 – Toronto, ONT – Danforth Music Hall
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
July 13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
July 15 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
July 17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
July 19 – Toronto, ONT – Daforth Music Hall
July 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
July 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Metro

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