UK and European Tour 2023
New Order are pleased to announce details of a UK and European Tour, including shows in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dublin, Glasgow and Leeds for September and October 2023. These new dates follow on from a hugely successful run of shows in North America in March which included a performance and in conversation key-note speech with the band at the SXSW.
The band’s show at The O2 in London will be their first show in the capital since a sold out performance in 2021 which was live streamed across the world, and their first visit to Dublin since 2019 and a sold out show at Trinity College, which was their first headline show in the country in 26 years. 2023 will see the band hit 3Arena on October 1st for the first time. Speaking of firsts, the band return to Glasgow for the first time in 8 years for a performance at OVO Hydro on October 5th. Tickets for all UK shows, plus the band’s show in Dublin go on general sale this Friday, 14th April at 09:30 local.
Support for shows in the UK and Ireland comes from special guests Confidence Man. The Australian band’s 2022 critically acclaimed album Tilt, reached number 7 in the Official UK Charts, being labelled as “(full of) Unapologetic bangers with tongue firmly in cheek and furious, feminist bent, TILT is the album you need in your life.” by Clash Magazine. Special guests for shows in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris will follow in due course.
New Order at SXSW 2023
This past week, New Order stopped by SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas – on the back of sold-out shows in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and a first-ever appearance in San Antonio at the AT&T Center.
At SXSW, the band performed on the opening night of the festival at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre, as part of the Beyond The Music Conference launch alongside The Orielles and Loose Articles. Beyond The Music takes places this coming October in Manchester. You can find out the festival, and you can be involved here.
They played songs from their catalogue including Blue Monday – which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month – Bizarre Love Triangle and Crystal, as well as material from 2015’s Music Complete and their most recent single Be a Rebel.
New Order’s SXSW setlist; Crystal; Regret; Age of Consent; Academic; Your Silent Face; The Perfect Kiss; Sub-culture; Be a Rebel; Tutti Frutti; Bizarre Love Triangle; Plastic; True Faith; Blue Monday; Temptation; Atmosphere (Joy Division); Transmission (Joy Division); Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division).
Following their debut show at the annual music, film and technology festival, Bernard, Stephen and Gillian were keynote speakers at the event, in conversation with Will Hodgkinson of The Times.
Introduced by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, they spoke about their careers in music, growing up in Manchester and the next generation of music. Bernard said; “One of the prime motivators of it should be to support young musicians – give them a window for their art, and let them come through.” He continued by saying “We always used to think electronic music as being music of the future. We’re in that future now. I’d like to hope that someone will come along and reinvent music and give that seismic shift that we gave”.