20 August 2014
OMD live at Museum of Liverpool 1 Nov 2014 
OMD live at Museum of Liverpool 1 Nov 2014 playing Dazzle Ships

OMD has announced a very special one-off show at the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday 1 November which will feature the album Dazzle Ships (plus the hits and more) and the long-awaited return of Winston, their reel-to-reel tape recorder. On the night OMD will consist of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys and Martin Cooper.

OMD's iconic and influential fourth album Dazzle Ships was inspired by the painting Dazzle Ships in dry dock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth. Now that there is once again a Dazzle Ship in a dry dock in front of the Museum of Liverpool, it is appropriate that the band commemorate the event with a concert. Tickets for the performance will also allow fans to hear the missing Dazzle Ships parts I, IV, V & VI from 1983.

More details and information about tickets will be announced shortly at Liverpool Museums, OMD Official [->] and Facebook.

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