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eVoid confirmed as openers for OMD in April

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Legendary South African band eVoid has been confirmed as tour openers for OMD’s Greatest Hits South African Tour this April.


Direct from London – eVOID will be back in town for a double-city support tour for synth pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark in Cape Town and Joburg.


The ‘Taximan’, ‘Shadows’ and ‘ I Am a Fadget‘ hitmakers formed in 1977 on the East Rand of South Africa.


The group consisted of Lucien Windrich (guitar and vocals), Erik Windrich (keyboards and lead vocals), Danny de Wet (drums) and Terry Andalis (bass).


The first single “Shadows” peaked at number 3 on the national charts and remains a staple of South African rock and pop oriented radio stations.


In Feb 1984 they released the catchy “Taximan” which got to number 6 on the charts. Later that year, the self-deprecating “I am a Fadget” became the band’s third single, consolidating their white African punk inspired sound and striking New Romantic ‘boy band’ image.


By September 1984 the first album was riding high at the top of the charts, followed by the release of a 12 inch maxi single, “Kwela Walk” that received rave reviews.


On Saturday 12 January 1985, eVOID performed before an estimated 100,000 people at the Concert in the Park in support of ‘Operation Hunger’ along with many other top South African bands, cementing their legend status.


Legends in their own right, OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which has established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups.


Their 13 albums include reissued ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’ (1980), ‘Organisation’ (1980), ‘Architecture & Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983).


By rights, OMD should be in semi-retirement, performing classics like Enola Gay and Maid Of Orleans on the nostalgia festival circuit like so many peers.


Instead, they’ve created a landmark album worthy of their finest work. If real life meant OMD were happy to get help, ‘Bauhaus Staircase’ remains unmistakably the work of a duo who are still perfectly in sync 45 years after their first gig at legendary Liverpool club Eric’s.


ALSO READ: OMD Announce Greatest Hits SA Tour!


  • Thursday, 18 April 2024 – Green Point A-Track, Green Point, Cape Town
  • Saturday, 20 April 2024 – Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia, Johannesburg


Tickets on sale at https://breakoutevents.co.za/

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