Eighties band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) reopened an iconic Liverpool club earlier this month.
Closed since the 1970s, Eric’s once saw the likes of The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie and Joy Division as well as OMD.
Long before the Wirral band found fame and fortune, McCluskey’s dad worked at Stanlow, and in April this year, 50 OMD fans from across Europe travelled to the refinery to pay homage to the place that inspired their heroes.
The original recording even used ambient sounds recorded in the refinery in 1980.
Andy McCluskey said: “If Eric’s had not existed then neither would OMD. Even though you cannot recreate what Eric’s meant to our generation over 30 years ago, it will be fun to play on the same stage again remembering the past whilst hopefully celebrating a new and different future.
From the beginning, OMD’s Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey launched their own unique style of electronic melodies and thoughtful lyrics to carve out a reputation for intelligent pop.