Humphreys Concerts By the Bay has added new shows to its already brimming summer concert lineup.
For nearly 30, years, the iconic music venue has delivered some of the best talent to San Diego, a tradition that continues with the two new shows.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) will arrive on their tour with reunited original members for a show on Oct. 9. The British synth-pop group was formed in the late '70s by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, adding Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper before recording their debut album. They cross the range of poppy, raw, dark and moody, all packaged together with the complex choral electronic sound. This diverse spectrum puts them into the category of intelligent pop as they construct songs with peculiar subject matter. OMD’s greatest tracks include “Messages,” “Enola Gay” and “Souvenir.” It wasn’t until they contributed “If You Leave” to 1985’s Pretty in Pink that they gained mainstream success. Their extensive catalog spans 11 albums, including their most recent, 2010’s History of Modern.
Oct. 19 sees the return of Tijuana's Julieta Venegas. Known for blending together norteno music with British and U.S. rock to create a style all her own, the inventive songstress gained the attention of some the biggest names in Latino music, including Gustavo Santaolalla and touring partners Aterciopelados and Los Lobos. The talented musician has earned a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (Limon y Sal), along with six Latin Grammy Awards. Venegas reached a whole new level of popularity after she released her hit single “Me Voy,” off Limon y Sal, in three different languages.