TL4458 : OMD in concert at Cambridge Corn Exchange - November 2017

taken 7 months ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

OMD in concert at Cambridge Corn Exchange - November 2017
OMD in concert at Cambridge Corn Exchange - November 2017
Cambridge Corn Exchange is a concert and event venue located in the centre of Cambridge. It is also used as an examination hall for students at the University of Cambridge, and hosts the graduation ceremony for Anglia Ruskin University.
It was opened in 1875 and is built from over a quarter of a million local bricks of various colours, see LinkExternal link . It closed as a trading hall in 1965.
During the 1970s it was used as a music venue. The conditions in the 1970s were quite primitive. It was just a cavernous space heated by a 6 inch diameter cast iron hot water pipe which ran around the perimeter of the building at waist height. On a cold winter's night the most popular place to stand was with one's backside resting against this pipe.
It closed in 1981 due to an unsafe roof and complaints about the noise. However by 1986 it had been refitted following public pressure and various grants and donations. It now has permanent seating on a balcony with a bar area underneath and the floor area is also fitted with seating at certain events. The capacity is now 1,850 and the much loved old cast iron water heating pipe has been replaced with a modern heating system.

OMD or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are a 4 piece English electronic band formed in 1978 they disbanded in 1996. In 2006, like so many other bands of their time, they reformed and have been performing ever since. This concert in Cambridge was part of their sell-out worldwide tour, which lasts for several months, to promote their latest album The Punishment of Luxury. LinkExternal link

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Friday, 3 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017
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