Hawthorn was awarded the contract to supply lighting and crew for by influential 80’s British new wave group, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark).

The band, which has sold over 40 million records worldwide, returned to the stage to perform classic 1980’s albums ‘Dazzle Ships’ and ‘Architecture & Morality’ in full, with performances kicking off at a sell-out gig on 9 May 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Due to the popularity of the London gig, further shows were announced in Germany, with the band also playing in Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg. 


Our Concert Touring division drew upon its extensive range of hire equipment, supplying lighting to specification, including Clay Paky Wash, Clay Paky Sharpy, Robe BMFL Spot and Martin Atomic 3000 Strobe fixtures. Hawthorn is also supplying 2 members of crew for the 4 dates.   


“OMD are a fantastic band, so to have the opportunity to work with them once again is an enormous honour. It’s always great to get our kit on the road and showcase the level of quality that we offer here at Hawthorn.”
Mick Freer, Head of Concert Touring at Hawthorn