The 2006 best-of celebrating Manchester supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr of The Smiths — will be reissued next month.
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In many ways, New Order’s singular 1983 single “Blue Monday” is the perfect track to be disassembled by the Song Exploder podcast. Check out the new episode here.
New Order, which recently played a handful of U.S. dates, today announced a short tour of the U.K. and Europe, with seven concerts planned.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning unveiled 14 nominees for its Class of 2023, including a hybrid nomination for Joy Division and New Order, plus Kate Bush.
New Order, which mounted a pandemic-delayed North American tour with fellow synthpop legends Pet Shop Boys last year, will return to the U.S. in March.
New Order this May will release a new live album — the band’s fifth in the last decade — that was recorded at London’s Alexandra Palace in what was their only U.K. live show of 2018, a career-spanning set that included performances of several Joy Division songs. Full details including tracklist right here.
New Order today debuted their first new song in five years, the single “Be a Rebel” — you can stream it below — that had been intended to promote the group’s much-anticipated U.S. co-headlining tour with Pet Shop Boys, a trek that’s now been pushed to 2021. Hear the full new song right here.
Rhino Records will release a new 40th anniversary edition of Joy Division’s second album Closer, a new pressing on clear vinyl that will be issued alongside new vinyl pressings of three of the band’s iconic non-album singles. Plus, the former members of Joy Division are marking the anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death today.
A pair of legendary Manchester musicians — New Order’s Bernard Sumner and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr — shared the stage in Athens, Greece, on Sunday for a one-song reunion of their former band Electronic, performing the 1991 single “Get the Message.” Watch it right here.
Over the weekend in Copenhagen, New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Suede’s Brett Anderson appeared on a panel discussion at the CPH: DOZ film festival to discuss their bands’ respective Mike Christie-directed documentaries, “New Order: Decades” and “Suede: The Insatiable Ones.” Watch it here.
New Order today announced that it has reached a “full and final settlement” to end the band’s long-running legal disputes with its former bassist Peter Hook over the ongoing royalties Hook has received since 2011 and his own use of “various New Order and Joy Division assets.” Read New Order’s full statement.
The concert, New Order’s first in Chicago, has become the stuff of legend: At the end of a scorching late-June day in 1983, the band takes the stage at the Cabaret Metro, where a packed crowd drives the on-stage temperature to nearly unbearable heights, knocking out power on-stage mid-set.
On Thursday night, New Order’s Bernard Sumner — joined by bandmates Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman — re-teamed with the legendary Iggy Pop for a short three-song set at the annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. See footage from that performance here.