Friars Aylesbury - OMD

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Fri 9 Jul 2021

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OMD are one of the true Friars Aylesbury legends. Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys first played Friars as a duo with a tape recorder, supporting Gary Newman, on 6 October 1979. They went down a storm. A year later they came back with the full band as triumphant headliners. The gig on 1 November 1980 was a complete sell-out.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Fri 9 Jul 2021
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Fri at 19:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Years later Andy McCluskey was talking to George Michael who said that he and Andrew Ridgeley had driven over from Watford that night and were in the audience. This was when George and Andrew were a couple of unknown music fans. It would be two years later that they had their first hit with Wham ‘Young Guns (Go For It)’. OMD had released their second album Organisation in October 1980, just before the Friars gig and the only single from that album Enola Gay was high in the UK singles chart.

OMD have sold over 25 million singles and over 15 million albums. They appeared on Top of The Pops 29 times. They had a string of hits that were the soundtrack to our lives including ‘Electricity’, ‘Messages’, ‘Enola Gay’, ’Souvenir’, ‘Joan of Arc’, ‘Maid of Orleans’, ‘Locomotion’, ‘Genetic Engineering’, ‘(Forever) Live and Die’, ‘Sailing on the Seven Seas’ and ‘Pandora’s Box’. Their albums still have pride of place in so many record collections from the first 1980 album Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with its dayglow sleeve and later that same year Organisation, followed by their 1981 classic Architecture and Morality and 1983’s Dazzle Ships. In 2017 they released The Punishment of Luxury which was hailed by fans and critics alike as a return to the shimmering brilliance of their classic early singles.

“Electronic music is our language” says Andy. “It’s how we talk.”

“We’re at our best when we’re in a room together, working.” Paul adds.

“That’s when the sparks and ideas happen. It’s the same now as it ever was.”

We can’t wait for OMD to return to Friars in July. It’s been far too long.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Aylesbury
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15 mins after the final performance commences, Sat 10:00 – 15 mins after the final performance commences, on no show days 1 hour before curtain up on morning performances, and 2 hours before curtain up on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and remains open until 15 minutes after the performance commences. On performance days, the Box Office opens on Saturdays at 12:00 and two hours prior to show time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
There is a bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Cartwright Room and Second Space.
The theatre cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer; items can be stored in the cloakroom for £1. ATG Theatre Card members have free use of the cloakroom.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury. The theatre has attracted international interest in the world of construction and boasts a dynamic programme of electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy and the best children’s shows. The multi-functional venue can accommodate conferences, meetings and live screenings.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Fri 9 Jul 2021
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Fri at 19:00
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]