New Order Festival Season 2012 Vienna/Lyon/Dublin

New Order's summer festival season kicked off with visits to Vienna, Lyon and Dublin. I have to confess to being a bit slow updating the website with these reports, but hey, better late than never!


Vienna 180512 - We hadn't played Vienna for a very long time. The Gasometer is a great venue in a stunning redeveloped industrial gas works site. Great show, great crowd, great to be back.

Lyon 200512 - Next stop Lyon and the Nuits Sonores Festival in another redeveloped industrial venue La Sucrière. The large, high space of La Sucrière gave room to showcase the light show and the gig looked and sounded great.

Dublin 030620 - We arrived in Dublin the day before the show to be greeted by stormy weather. Sunday morning and the rain was still coming down, but by the evening things had cleared up as we took to the stage at sunset. The crowd was with us from the start and the atmosphere only built as it went dark. We always seem to have great shows in Dublin and this was no exception. It was hands in the air all the way to the back of the crowd, past the desks where I was watching from. A highlight of the tour this far, and thanks to the vikings and associates for apres show drinks back at the hotel.



New Order UK Tour

The New Order UK tour kicked off with 2 shows at the Manchester Apollo. On Thursday 26th April a sold out Manchester crowd experienced the love we've been spreading worldwide. Check the new photo gallery and review. It was a pleasure to welcome Jake Evans as our support on the show. On Friday night the excellent Hot Vestry played again with Factory Floor opening for us on another well received, sell out, home town show. Sunday night was another sold out show at the Birmingham Ballroom, with New Order, support Jake Evans and DJ Tintin all receiving a rapturous reception.

On Wednesday 2nd May we played the first of our two London Brixton Academy shows. It's getting a bit boring saying yet another brilliant sell out show, but it was, with Jake Evans providing excellent support. The second night at the Brixton Academy was even better than the first and we also had the excellent The Whip opening for us. To coincide with there performance The Whip are offering a free download from their soundcloud of their track "Master of Ceremonies". Enjoy.

Then it was up to Scotland for the weekend and our Glasgow and Edinburgh shows. The atmosphere in Glasgow was fantastic, probably the highlight of the tour. The Edinburgh audience was more reserved but the majestic Usher Hall made a great set for the band and their light show. Opening for us on these two shows was our firend Jez Kerr and the Family Bizarre. Finally we finished the tour in Newcastle on Tuesday 8th May tired but happy. Support came from The Evil Poor.

All in all a spectacular success for New Order and a great tour. How was it for you?

DJ Tintin on the wheels of steel.


New Order UK Tour 2012 Update

It's just a week until the UK tour kicks off at the Manchester Apollo. After our recent globetrotting we're looking forward to getting back to playing some great venues around the UK. We also have some fantastic bands & DJs supporting us on these dates.

MCR Apollo 26th April - Special guest Jake Evans, and introducing Hot Vestry. DJ Tintin
MCR Apollo 27th April - Special guests Factory Floor, and introducing Hot Vestry. DJ Arthur Baker
Birmingham Ballroom 29th April - Special guest Jake Evans. DJ Tintin
London Brixton Academy 2nd May - Special guest Jake Evans. DJ Tintin
London Brixton Academy 3rd May - Special guests The Whip. DJ Arthur Baker
Glasgow Academy 5th May - Special guests Jez Kerr & the Family Bizarre. DJ Tintin
Edinburgh Usher Hall 6th May - Special guests Jez Kerr & the Family Bizarre. DJ Tintin
Newcastle Academy 8th May - Special guests The Evil Poor. DJ Tintin

There are a few tickets still available on some nights. So don't be shy.


Arthur Baker has gone AWOL so DJ Tintin is graciously covering for him.


New Order in Miami

On Friday night as the sun set between the high rise condos and palm trees surrounding Miami's Bayfront Park New Order took to the stage for their first US concert in 6 years.

The atmosphere was fantastic, thanks to the wonderful reception of the crowd. As twilight fell the house rocked.

We find ourselves, alongside Kraftwerk, as godfathers of a decades long explosion in dance music. The Ultra Music Festival celebrated this phenomenom on a balmy Florida spring evening.

It's great to back in the US, and we will be back for more shows later in the year when we have fulfilled our other live commitments around the world. Watch this space.

Thanks go out to all our US friends, Tom Lipnick, Phil Rodriguez, Carole Kinzel and Ony Rodriguez for all your support.


New Order in Australia


The New Order world tour has landed in Australia.

Thursday 1st March saw the tour kick off with a blistering show at the Melbourne Festival Hall. See the photo gallery here.

On Saturday 3rd March the Future Music Festival began in Brisbane. By the time we arrived on site in the evening the rain had truly set in. So respect to all who put up with the difficult conditions to watch us. Thanks also go out to Dennis and Anna for their longterm support of New Order, Factory and electronic music.

Sunday 4th March and a 5 hour flight relocated us to Perth for the second festival show. Conditions couldn't have been more different than rainy Brisbane, sunshine and 36ºC by day. After the sun set we took to the stage to deliver a set that rocked the great crowd watching, and in the middle of the throng Norbert and his plastic inflatable microphone. Does anyone know why he carries it around the world?

Our show at Sydney Hordern on Wednesday the 7th March was probably the standout show of the tour. Outside the rain was lashing down again. Our gear had to be airfreighted in from Perth because the roads were blocked by flooding near Wagga Wagga. Inside the sell out crowd were treated to a fantastic show. A special thanks goes out to Steve Lord Byron for taking us to just the right places.

Finally a full on weekend to close, with Future Music Festivals on Saturday in Sydney, Sunday Melbourne and Monday Adelaide. The sun finally came out and everyone was happy. Thanks to Future for all their hard work, Brett, Jason, Emily, Jade, Michael and last, but not least, JT. 

Now we sit in Singapore airport waiting for our connecting flight back to Manchester. All a little tired, but happy. We had a great time, let's hope we can do it again some time soon.



UK Tour dates added.

We have added 2 more dates to our sold out Spring 2012 UK tour.

Tickets are on sale today.


6 May Edinburgh Usher Hall 0844 4999990

8 May Newcastle 02 Academy 0844 4772000


New Order in Auckland

Last Monday 27th Feb saw the New Order world tour roll into town. Everyone was delighted to be back in New Zealand and we had a great show at the Vector Arena.

We would like to thank everyone who came to the show, our promoters Rob and Stuart, Mark and Liz for all their help, and Warner NZ staff Phil, Nicole, Althea and Jeremy, and a special thanks goes out to Sooz for the tour of beautiful Waiheke Island.


New Order Headline Bestival, Isle of Wight, Saturday 8th Sept 2012

Rob da Bank Says: “So I’ve got Blue Monday blaring out of the Bestival HQ office speakers as we unveil our iconic Saturday night headliner New Order. It doesn’t get better than that… but it does! True Faith, Bizarre Love Triangle, Fine Time, Regret – so many amazing records I grew up listening to and still listen to now and they still sound immense, pioneering, legendary. See you down the front!”