This new exhibition at the BME will celebrate 40 years Wirral band, OMD

A special exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark (OMD) will take centre stage at Liverpool’s British Music Experience (BME) in October.


In tribute to the legacy of the Wirral synth-pop pioneers who sold an impressive 25 million singles and 15 million albums, a new showcase will open to the public from Friday, 11 October celebrating OMD.

Entitled Souvenir: 40 Years of OMD includes the band’s instruments, stage outfits, prints, posters as well as Andy McCluskey’s personal binders full of ideas, photos and press cuttings.

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To complement the artefacts, a short film featuring live footage of the band will be screened at regular intervals throughout the day, and interactives that let you hear how the iconic instruments on display sounded in the original recordings.

The exhibition is the latest instalment in the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations which have included the reissue of their first four classic albums on 180g vinyl, followed by a world tour starting in Portugal in October and finishing in Paris in 2021.

A special, sold out Q&A session with OMD co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys will take place the evening before it opens to the public (Thursday, 10 October).

Visitors can see Souvenir: 40 Years of OMD, when they purchase a general admission ticket for BME which can be bought at the venue, or online: www.britishmusicexperience.com. The exhibition closes on January 5 2020.


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