OMD To Re-Open Legendary Liverpool Club Eric’s

Pioneers of the British electronic music scene, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, will be the first band to play at the relaunched Eric’s club on Mathew Street, Liverpool on Saturday 10th September 2011. The band will interrupt their world tour to return home to play the special launch event.

OMD – whose hits include Joan of Arc, Electricity, Messages, Souvenir, Sailing on the Seven Seas and Enola Gay – developed their own unique style of electronic melodies and thoughtful lyrics that helped form their reputation for intelligent pop. Their latest studio album History of Modern was released in 2010.

{quote}If Eric’s had not existed then neither would OMD! Even though you cannot recreate what Eric’s meant to our generation over 30 years ago, it will be fun to play on the same stage again remembering the past whilst hopefully celebrating a new and different future.

Eric’s influence on the music scene was legendary. With early gigs from Blondie, Buzzcocks, The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Joy Division, The Police, The Sex Pistols and The Stranglers. It was a favoured haunt for the people who would later form bands such as The Teardrop Explodes, Echo & The Bunnymen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. So it was quite apt that Eric’s was the venue of choice for the debut performance of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark in October 1978.

{quote}It’s quite fitting that OMD, who played their first ever gig at Eric’s over 30 years should come back to re-open the new Eric’s. We’re over the moon to welcome such an iconic band back to the venue but we’re also looking forward to showcasing the next wave of new talent over the forthcoming months at the club
ETHAN ALLEN – Music Director of Eric’s{/quote}

Supporting OMD are Liverpool band, Kids on Bridges, who promise to bring their own blend of Dirty Filthy Electro Pop to the masses.

Eric’s will re-open its doors to the public this September with a selection of pre-launch gigs. An official launch is planned in October to mark the 35 year anniversary since the venue first opened.

Listings will be announced over coming weeks.

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