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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.
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.
The members of New Order have been talking up new music since reuniting a few years ago, and the prospect of a new album became that much more real this past September when the band signed to the legendary Mute label and it was announced the group soon would return to the studio to work on new music.
The U.K.’s Barnaby Festival wrapped up Sunday night with The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and friends playing in a church, concluding with Burgess bringing Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert onstage to perform nearly-unplugged versions of “Love Vigilantes,” “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “World in Motion.”
Last summer, the members of New Order — Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, as well as former bassist Peter Hook — and sleeve designer Peter Saville were interviewed by Swedish National Television for a 30-minute documentary on the story behind their iconic 1983 single “Blue Monday.”
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit the very early days of the program, for an Alan Hunter-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on New Order that ran during the show’s first year on the air. The clip features Bernard Sumner talking about how the band brought on Gillian Gilbert.