NEW ORDER, the icons that changed pop music forever, have announced rare Australian dates for 2020, bringing their timeless live show to fans at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday 11 March and Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 14 March.
Over a career spanning four decades, New Order cemented themselves as one of the world’s most vital bands. Combining guitar-heavy post-punk with masterful use of synths, their seminal music has held them amongst the “most successful and innovative dance acts of all time” (Pitchfork).
Formed by members of Joy Division after the death of singer Ian Curtis in 1980, New Order crafted a distinct, cutting-edge electronic sound that was apparent from the release of their first single, ‘Ceremony’. The next forty years have seen the band combine sensitive and often dark lyrical content with melodic and celebratory electronic production.
Their expansive repertoire of acclaimed albums and adored hits include the quintessential tracks ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, ‘Regret’, ‘Crystal, ‘Plastic’, ‘True Faith’, and ‘Blue Monday’, the latter a thumping dance anthem that became the best-selling 12-inch of all time and currently exceeds 150 million streams on Spotify.
New Order’s acclaimed live show has been described as transformative – even hypnotic – featuring jaw-dropping lighting displays and immersive visuals. Nostalgic but never sentimental, their set combines new material with re imagined old favourites, and features a tribute to the enduring legacy of Joy Division, with a set list that often includes ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ in its encore.
Wednesday 11 March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Saturday 14 March – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
With Special Guests:
Confidence Man – Sydney and Melbourne
Cut Copy – Melbourne Only