OMD donates venue compensation to local food banks

As part of their UK and Ireland tour, Wirral synth-pop legends, OMD, performed at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on 3 March.

With old and new songs in their set list for the night, it was perfect time to introduce fans to live performances of tracks from their new album, Bauhaus Staircase.

“We are so excited to be able to tour again with a brand new album to showcase.” said Andy McCluskey. “It’s been six years since we learned new songs for live performances. The songs from Bauhaus Staircase will fit beautifully into our setlist!”

However, there was a problem with the heating at the venue that led to the auditorium being unusually cold.

The M&S Bank Arena came to an agreement with the band and offered compensation due to the heating problem.

In a statement on OMD’s Instagram page, the band said, “A couple of weeks ago we played the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. We all had a fantastic night but there was a problem with the heating in the venue leading to the auditorium being unusually cold throughout the concert despite the heat generated by everyone dancing!

“The venue have offered us a level of compensation for this oversight. OMD and AEG (our promoter) have both decided to donate all of this money to food banks in Liverpool and Wirral to help those in genuine need, on behalf of all of our Liverpool and Merseyside fans.”

The tour continues and OMD play the Beacon in Bristol tonight, followed by:
Wed 20th Oxford, New Theatre
Fri 22nd Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sat 23rd Ipswich, Regent
Sun 24th London, The O2*
Tue 26th Brighton, Dome
Wed 27th Eastbourne, Winter Gardens

Image: OMD

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