New Order sign to Mute

New Order are very pleased to announce they have signed a worldwide deal with Mute, and that their next release will be on the legendary independent label.

Speaking about the signing Daniel Miller explains: “This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We've already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future”.

New Order are similarly thrilled with their new home "New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn't imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots."

Founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller, Mute has signed and developed an amazing array of innovative artists, including Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Plastikman and Moby. The current roster includes Goldfrapp, Erasure, PlastikmanLiars, Can and Cabaret Voltaire, alongside newer signings such as Zola Jesus, Swans, Ben Frost, Big Deal, Land Observations, Cold Specks, Diamond Version and Maps.


Bernard Sumner memoir "Chapter and Verse" to be published 24th September 2014


“Joy Division and New Order have both left quite a legacy but up until now I've been happy to let the music speak for itself. Somehow it feels like the right time to give my personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I’ve been in.” BERNARD SUMNER

Chapter and Verse, Bernard Sumner's autobiography, explores the formation of Joy Division alongside Ian Curtis, his relationship with band mate Peter Hook, and the inspiration for Blue Monday, the biggest selling 12” single of all time.
The founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner has been famous over the years for his reticence, until now. An integral part of the Manchester music scene since the late 1970s, his is the definitive version of the events that created two of the most influential bands of all time.

Chapter and Verse includes a vivid and illuminating account of Bernard’s Salford childhood, the early days of Joy Division, the band’s enormous critical and popular success, and the subsequent tragic death of Ian Curtis. Bernard describes the formation of New Order, takes us behind the scenes at the birth of classics such as Blue Monday and gives his first-hand account of the ecstasy and the agony of the Haçienda days.
Sometimes moving, often hilarious and occasionally completely out of control, this is a tale populated by some of the most colourful and creative characters in music history, such as Ian Curtis, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett. Others have told parts of the story, in film and book form. Now, for the first time, Bernard Sumner gives you chapter and verse.

Bantam Press, 24th September, £20. Also available as HB Ebook.


New Order North American Tour 2014

The New Order North American Tour 2014 opened in Chicago on Tuesday night. The sold out crowd got to hear a fantastic set including the world premiere of the song "Plastic". To quote our friend Joe Shanahan. "Damn it was hot in there…add some lights and 4300 plus dancing bodies and you have an epic night in chicago. Everyone danced, everyone sweated." Remembering New Order's first Chicago show 31 years ago. "The Metro show was june 30th 1983…it was 95 degrees outside temp and the inside temp was 100 degrees. Metro’s ac went down and so did a NO sequencer. Blue Monday was done almost in a stripped down punk rock version. I will never forget it, we all fell in love with each other that night! Chicago became Manchester by the lake for evermore."


New Order arrive in Chicago for North American Tour 2014

New Order have arrived in Chicago for their North American Tour 2014 which kicks off at the Aragon tonight Tuesday 1st July. Here's a rundown of our special guests and DJs. We really hope you get a chance to see us and enjoy the shows as much as we intend too!

1st July Chicago Aragon - DJ Nathan Drew Larsen
3rd July Milwaukee Summerfest - DJ Whitney Fierce
6th July Seattle Paramount - Run, Run, Run & DJ Me
8th July Vancouver Orpheum - Run, Run, Run & DJ Me
11th July San Francisco Bill Graham Civic - La Roux & DJ Whitney Fierce
13th July LA Greek Theatre - La Roux & DJ Mario Cotto


Macclesfield Barnaby Festival Big Weekend 20-22 June 2014

This weekend is Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival "Big Weekend". Of special interest to us are the events happening at and around Christ Church, Bridge Street. Macclesfield, SK11 6EG. With ticketed concerts in the church on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening and free happenings around Tim Peaks Diner throughout the day Saturday and Sunday on the church lawns.

Stephen Morris has helped program the entertainment and will also be in conversation with Tim Burgess on Sunday afternoon, and then later performing with Tim at the Acoustic Sanctuary concert.

Pop into Tim Peaks Diner throughout the weekend, relax and enjoy coffee and locally-made cakes while a variety of musicians take to the stage with performance and DJ sets......highlights include:


Saturday 21 June at 3pm - Music journalist Sarah Walters In Conversation with Tim Burgess about life in a rock band.

Sunday 22 June at 2pm - DJ Set from Gillian Gilbert and Nik Colk Void from Factory Floor.

3pm Tim Burgess In Conversation with Stephen Morris about everything from the early days of the Macclesfield and Manchester music scene to the genesis of seminal bands Joy Division and New Order, through to current musical influences.

8pm Acoustic Sanctuary is the finale of Barnaby Festival’s Big Weekend. Acoustic sets by Tim Burgess , Macclesfield's singer songwriter Jake Evans plus critically acclaimed poet Mike Garry performing with string quartet arrangements by renowned composer Joe Duddell and the drumming of Stephen Morris. Tickets £18.


AmfAR Inspiration Gala New York

There's just 10 days to go until the amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York. We are excited to be playing this special event in front of a star studded crowd and for a great cause. AmfAR work to find a cure for HIV/Aids. Their latest initiative “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS” is aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020.

The Inspiration Series was launched in 2010 to celebrate men’s fashion and style while raising funds for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Each year features a different design “Inspiration” theme. Since its inception, Inspiration galas have been held in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, and Miami. To date, the Inspiration Series has raised more than $13 million to benefit amfAR.


Rob Gretton (15 January 1953 – 15 May 1999)


New Order to appear at AmfAR Inspiration Gala New York 10th June 2014

New Order support the work of The Foundation for AIDS Research and are to play a short set at the AmfAR Inspiration Gala New York 10th June 2014.

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