I’ve got some sad, but understandable news to tell you about. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes) has no plans to release new music in the near future. For those of you who may not know, during a concert on July 19th, OMD’s drummer, Malcolm Holmes, suffered a heart attack and collapsed while performing on a Toronto stage. Although Holmes is out of the hospital, the band has decided to take some time off to evaluate their options.
“We want to take this opportunity to send everyone our best wishes for the holiday season and New Year. 2013 has been a year of extremes,” Andy and Paul write on their official website. “The wonderful reception given to EE and the tour and the terrible event in Toronto that almost took Malcolm from us. We have consciously chosen not to make any definite plans for more albums and tours until we know what the future holds for Mal. We all needed to reassess our choices in the light of what happened on July 19th. We thank all who have supported us through the record and concerts and we send our apologies to those who were disappointed by the cancellations.”
OMD released a new studio album titled English Electric earlier this year. The LP peaked at number 8 on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
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