A concert by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark has been postponed due to "unforeseen technical issues" within the venue.

The electronic band were due to perform tonight at 7pm at the Watford Colosseum, but as of this afternoon, Colosseum announced the event would not be going ahead as planned.

In a statement on its website, it wrote: "We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen technical issues within the building it is necessary to postpone this evening’s show.

"We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by the short notice cancellation. We aim to reschedule the event and look forward to welcoming you to the venue on a revised date once this has been discussed with the band and their promoters.

"Tickets will remain valid for the new date and if you are unable to attend a full refund will be offered.

"In the event that we are unable to reschedule the event all ticket holders will receive a full refund.

"Our Ticketing Team are making every effort to make contact with bookers via telephone to ensure as many people as possible are aware. Given the short notice, we would be grateful if you could communicate with friends and family who may have tickets to tonight’s performance.

"We will be in contact with you again via email over the coming days. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01923 571 102."

The show was part of the band's special world tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

The band were formed in 1978 by teenage friends Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. They quickly became electro-pioneers with a string of hit albums released throughout the 1980s, selling over 25 million singles and 15 million albums, establishing them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups.