New Order returning to U.S. ‘for more shows later in the year,’ may start writing new music

The reactivated New Order performed its first U.S. concert in seven years Friday night when it appeared at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival — but that won’t be the band’s only American appearance this year. Today, the group posted on its official site: “It’s great to back in the U.S., and we will be back for more shows later in the year when we have fulfilled our other live commitments around the world.”

No further details about U.S. dates have been revealed. New Order — Bernard SumnerStephen MorrisGillian Gilbert , 2000s-era guitarist Phil Cunningham and Bad Lieutenant bassist Tom Chapman — recently wrapped up a trip Down Under, and next has a spring U.K. tour lined up before playing European festivals this summer, along with joining Blur and The Specials at a giant outdoor concert to mark the closing of the London Olympics.

Additionally, in the interview posted above with Fuse, Sumner reveals the band could start writing music soon: “This year is all about playing live, but if this goes OK, yeah, sure, we’ll do some music. We might even start before the end of it… maybe we’ll start writing some music on tour.”

Sumner also addresses the delay in the release of Lost Sirens, a collection of outtakes from New Order’s final album, 2005′s Waiting for the Sirens’ Call, which departed bassist Peter Hook first revealed in an interview with Slicing Up Eyeballs last year: “Lost Sirens, you’ve opened a bag of worms here. We’ve OK’d it. We’re just waiting for Peter Hook’s permission to put it out, even though he said he’s given us permission. Legal wrangling over it. We want to release it, you know. It’s ready. The sleeve’s done, everything’s done, we just want to get it out.”

 

New Order tour dates:

April 26: Apollo, Manchester, UK
April 27: Apollo, Manchester, UK
April 29: Ballroom, Birmingham, UK
May 2: Brixton Academy, London, UK
May 3: Brixton Academy, London, UK
May 5: Academy, Glasgow, UK
May 6: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
May 8: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
May 20:Nuits Sonores Festival, Lyon, France
June 21: Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
June 22-24: Southside & Hurricane Festivals, Germany
July 12-15: Exit Festival, Novo Sad, Serbia
July 12-15: Benicàssim Festival, Spain
Aug. 18-19: Sumersonic, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan
Sept. 8: Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK

 

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9 Comments

  • Hell ya! Forget Hooky.

     
  • meh.. w/o Hook they are nothing.

     
  • It was awesome to see Hook play “Unknown Pleasures” in Portland. Hook brought Joy Division to its US fans the way it’s never been brought before. I’ve got nothing but love for Hooky. I wish they could all get along like a well-oiled machine, but, oh well…

     
  • Slattery

    A tour of the US would be Great, I am looking forward for the Lost Sirens, can’t wait for it to come out, I hope that I don’t have to wait that long.

     
  • Batshiz Crazay

    Ah yes, Hooky playing an entire album. Great experience- just like Axl Rose singing all of Guns n Roses material with hired musicians! Or The Doors hiring Scott Stapp from Creed to sing songs with them! Insert any snarky comments about vocalists for Queen and INXS too. ;)

     
  • 30flatbush

    I hope that they come to NYC, if they come to the USA.

     
  • loganfield

    I saw them play at Ultra without Hook. Even without him, they were FANTASTIC!!!!! I was 15 feet away from them. They blew up the place. I miss Hook, but they still put on a great show. Here’s Crystal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvH04oVWxA&feature=g-upl&context=G2fe3c47AUAAAAAAAAAA

     
  • I hope they also make their way up to Canada, it’s been too long. Love Hooky, but he has pulled a serious Roger Waters move on the rest of the band, and now he is on the outside looking in?!

     
  • LynnK

    Please guys, just make up already…. NO not the same without Hooky’s basslines and stage presence.

     
 

 

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