Festivals, Tour Dates — December 16, 2011 at 11:20 am

New Order reportedly set to perform at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March

The reunited New Order — featuring keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, but not bassist Peter Hook — apparently will perform in the U.S. for the first time in nearly seven years next March as part of the lineup of the electro-centric Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

Organizers of the March 23-25 festival have not yet announced the event’s lineup, but Miami New Times (via Consequence of Sound) today reported that an appearance by New Order has been confirmed. It’s not entirely surprising, considering the band — Bernard SumnerStephen Morris, Gilbert, 2000s-era guitarist Phil Cunningham and Bad Lieutenant bassist Tom Chapman — headlined the Brazilian installment of the festival earlier this month.

The Miami festival has a history of booking ’80s-era acts, with The Cure, Erasure and Duran Duran having played the event — and, it should be noted, Duran Duran’s presence on last year’s Ultra Music Festival bill did not preclude that band from also playing Coachella a month later.

At the moment, New Order’s only other confirmed shows are set to take place in New Zealand and Australia in late February and early March.


New Order tour dates:

Feb. 27: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
March 3: Future Music Festival, Brisbane, Australia
March 4: Future Music Festival, Perth, Australia
March 10: Future Music Festival, Sydney, Australia
March 11: Future Music Festival, Melbourne, Australia
March 12: Future Music Festival, Adelaide, Australia
March 23-25: Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL, USA






  1. new new order

  2. HOOOOOOOKY!!!!!!!!! Please reunite in full!!!!

  3. I hope they also come to NYC so I can see them .

  4. I don’t know why Ultra books these 80s bands. I went there last year and saw Erasure.

    Not only did the main stage floor EMPTY within minutes, those left behind either talked over the band, laughed openly at them, or shouted homophobic slurs at Andy Bell.

    Ultra is a horrible, HORRIBLE, festival created by greedy promoters (five buck water, no free water anywhere) who don’t care if the audience lives or dies, let alone hear the music.

    Eff that place. New Order will no doubt play some warm-up shows, go to them instead.

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