OMD Release Latest Track ‘Kleptocracy’

Taken From Their Critically-Acclaimed, UK #2-Charting Album Bauhaus Staircase
Out Now on 100% Records


February/March 2024 UK Headline Tour
Includes London’s O2 Arena – March 24th, 2024
With Support From Howard Jones (London Only) & Walt Disco (All Other Dates)


‘Bauhaus Staircase shows OMD thriving’ – 4* MOJO
‘A stellar return’ – 9/10 Clash
‘Glory in the sounds and influences which originally made OMD’ – 4* Record Collector
‘Sublime’ – 5* Classic Pop
‘Their finest work of their 45-year career’ – 5* Retro Pop

Ahead of their much anticipated UK tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) release latest track ‘Kleptocracy’ – taken from their impeccable UK Top 2-charting studio album Bauhaus Staircase, out now on 100% Records.

Mixed by the album’s main external influence, rock producer David Watts (The Reytons’s recent #1 album), the clattering, hectic ‘Kleptocracy’ is OMD’s greatest straight-up protest song – its chewy discourse wrapped in an absolute earworm. Watch here. Kleptocracy will also be released on limited edition 7”, 12” and CD singles out 22nd March, available for purchase here.

Andy McCluskey says; “This is the most political song that we have ever recorded. The band believes that democracy is the only legitimate way to balance different opinions and create a functioning representative government. Sadly, we are living through times that see us ruled by thieves and flagrant liars. Democracy has been subverted by Kleptocracy.”

The album, which charted at #2 in the UK, arrived with aplomb as the band’s new music exploded over the airwaves, and saw exquisite performances on BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland (watch here). The record was also met with critical acclaim – Clash describing it as ‘a stellar return’, MOJO declaring the band as ‘thriving’, and Classic Pop simply labelling the album as ‘sublime’.

OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which has established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 albums include reissued ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’ (1980), ‘Organisation’ (1980), ‘Architecture & Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983).

Across February & March next year, the band will play 22 dates across the UK & Ireland (tickets here), including their biggest ever London headline show at London’s O2 Arena on March 24th, 2024 – with support coming from the legendary Howard Jones (London only) & Walt Disco (all other dates).

February 2024

Tue 27th                     Belfast, Ulster Hall                                                                  SOLD OUT

Wed 28th                   Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre                                                   SOLD OUT



Fri 1st                           Manchester, O2 Apollo                                                       SOLD OUT

Sat 2nd                       Manchester, O2 Apollo

Sun 3rd                       Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena

Tue 5th                       Leeds, First Direct Arena

Wed 6th                     Edinburgh, Usher Hall                                                           SOLD OUT

Fri 8th                          Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall                                             SOLD OUT

Sat 9th                        Newcastle, O2 City Hall                                                       SOLD OUT

Sun 10th                     Sheffield, City Hall                                                                SOLD OUT

Tue 12th                     Leicester, De Montfort Hall                                                 SOLD OUT

Wed 13th                   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall                                        SOLD OUT

Fri 15th                        Wolverhampton, Civic Hall

Sat 16th                      Swansea, Arena

Sun 17th                     Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavillion

Tue 19th                     Bristol, Beacon                                                                      SOLD OUT

Wed 20th                   Oxford, New Theater                                                           SOLD OUT

Fri 22nd                       Portsmouth, Guildhall                                                          SOLD OUT

Sat 23rd                      Ipswich, Regent Theatre                                                     SOLD OUT

Sun 24th                     London, The O2*

Tue 26th                     Brighton, Dome                                                                    SOLD OUT

Wed 27th                   Eastbourne, Winter Gardens                                              SOLD OUT