The much-anticipated North American “Unity Tour” by electronic-music giants New Order and Pet Shop Boys has been hit with a second year-long delay due to “continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID pandemic, ” the two groups announced Tuesday. Check out the new dates right here.
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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 has announced its first hometown concert in four years, a large outdoor gig with Hot Chip and Working Men’s Club at Manchester’s Heaton Park in September that will precede the group’s rescheduled U.S. tour with the Pet Shop Boys later that month. Full details 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.
After teasing something since last week, New Order today announced it will debut “Be a Rebel,” the group’s first new single in five years, on BBC’s Radio 2 on Tuesday morning, music that comes as the band should have been on a hugely anticipated, but now delayed, U.S. tour with Pet Shop Boys. Hear a sample here.
Rhino Records this fall will release what’s being billed as the “definitive edition” of New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies, reissuing the 1983 album in a five-disc, multi-format box set that will include 13 previously unreleased tracks from the group’s writing sessions and BBC appearances. Full details right here.
Denise Johnson, the Manchester-born singer whose soulful voice lifted the music of Primal Scream — most memorably on Screamadelica — A Certain Ratio, New Order and more has died at the age of 56, according to U.K. press reports and musicians she’d worked with. No cause of death has been announced.
Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series called Alt. Rewind that recaps the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the latest episode right here.
As promised, electronic-music giants New Order and Pet Shop Boys have pushed their highly anticipated 12-date North American “Unity Tour” back a full year due to the coronavirus, the band, and today the bands announced the new itinerary for shows in September and October 2021. See the new dates right here.
Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series called Alt. Rewind that recaps the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Check out the latest installment 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.
Electronic-music giants New Order and Pet Shop Boys today announced they will delay their highly anticipated 12-date North American “Unity Tour” a full year, with a new itinerary to be announced shortly that will begin in September 2021 instead of September 2022. See full details right here.
The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on live music across the globe, with giant festivals — including Coachella and South By Southwest — postponed or canceled and tours in the U.S. and around the world being canceled or curtailed in an effort to protect large crowds from transmitting COVID-19.
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