Weekend City Festival, Madrid 2019


Weekend City Festival, Madrid 2019

We're delighted a new show in Madrid this September at Weekend City Festival. Tickets are on sale now, and you find out further information about the festival right here:

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Stephen Morris: Record Play Pause

Stephen Morris: Record Play Pause

Record Play Pause isn’t that typical music autobiography, high on mischief and low on the music. Part memoir, part aural history, the book perfectly captures Stephen’s wry and witty voice as he weaves a dual narrative of growing up in the North West during the 1970s with how the music actually works. It also explores what it is to be part of a mythologised band and the idea of what you do becoming who you are. 

This is the first volume following Stephen’s life during the days of Joy Division. Coming early next year will be the next instalment, featuring his time in New Order up to the current day.

Pre-order the book here:

You can see Stephen at a series of public appearences, signings and DJ sets throughout the UK. Click the link below for further information.

May 9th - Manchester, Dancehouse*:

May 13th - Liverpool, British Music Experience*:

May 17th - Hebden, Trades Club*/:

May 22nd - London, The Social^:

May 23rd - Glasgow, Mitchell Theatre:

* Interviewed by Dave Haslam

/ DJ Set from Stephen

^Unknown Pleasures Playback


Photos from Bernard's visit to Copenhagen for CPH-DOX

The Suede frontman Brett Anderson and Bernard Sumner met for a conversation at CPH:DOX, to celebrate the international premiere of the films 'Suede: The Insatiable Ones' and 'New Order: Decades', in the company of the director of both films, Mike Christie. See the photo gallery here.

Also in town was Mr Ai Weiwei who posed for a photo with Bernard:



Nuits De Fourviere 2019


We're delighted to be performing at Nuits De Fourviere in Lyon, France this summer. You can find out more about the festival and nab your tickets from the website right here:  

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Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware - A message from Bernard and Stephen.

It has recently come to our attention that there have been items for sale said to have been used by our various bands and associates. We have been contacted by a buyer of items sold as original Joy Division and Martin Hannett equipment, who is concerned that they are not originals.

Please be very cautious regarding the provenance of the items you buy. Many generic vintage instruments can be bought cheaply at online auctions and resold at high profit by claiming a historical connection with us. We advise referencing old photographs, videos and checking serial numbers; they should give you the date and sometimes place of manufacture. 

This was Joy Division’s only Transcendent 2000, and it was hand built by Bernard Sumner. It was not, as recently claimed, stolen in New York along with their other equipment, but was given to a friend decades ago. It is still in his possession and kept in a very safe place.

If you have bought one of Martin Hannett’s so called collection we would doubt its authenticity. These synths were built over many hours of hand soldering and were not available to buy over the counter. To our knowledge, Martin never owned a single Transcendent 2000.

Regarding the bell tree said to be used by Stephen Morris on ‘Atmosphere’, attached here is a description of how the sound was actually made, from an interview Stephen did with Simon Reynolds and published in the book Totally Wired in 2009. 

If in doubt contact us and we will be happy to give our opinion on the authenticity of your instrument.


A Message From Bernard and Stephen

Both Bernard and Steve were very disappointed that Peter Hook had decided to sell copies of the letters between Ian and Annik in his “signature collection” auction on Saturday. They considered them to be very private and personal correspondence. We had also been contacted by many people, some closely connected, who also expressed their unhappiness with this proposed sale.  

It was a relief to see that Peter chose to withdraw them from the sale, prior to Saturday’s auction. 
We noted that the money from the proposed sale was to be donated to The Christie hospital, so Bernard and Steve have personally made a donation of £1,500 to The Christie.

Although previously Annik had given permission for extracts to be published we hope that the entirety of the letters will remain as they were intended to be, private.



This is the story of Movement. Told by New Order.

 Weekly episodes of TRANSMISSIONS will start on the band's YouTube channel from next Thursday (7th March). Subscribe now and turn notifications on:


Victorious Festival 2019


We're heading to the South Coast of England this August to headline Victorious festival. closing the weekend on August 25th. Head over to their website for further information and to book your day/weekend tickets, which are on sale now:


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