Last year, new wave royalty New Order announced they would be performing in Australia in March 2020, visiting both Sydney and Melbourne for one night only. A second Melbourne show has now been announced for Sunday March 15.
Formed by the remaining members of Joy Division after the death of Ian Curtis in 1980, the band, which successfully married post-punk with synths to create a singular new sound, is considered one of pop music’s most influential. They remain synonymous with the iconic Manchester-based independent record label Factory Records and its nightclub The Haçienda.
In 1983, their hit dance anthem Blue Monday became the best-selling 12-inch single of all time. Expect it and other bangers such as Bizarre Love Triangle Regret and Age of Consent in 2020.
New Order last visited Australia for Vivid Live 2016, appearing at the Sydney Opera House backed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. This time they're playing two all-ages shows (which are sold out), at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne where they’ll be joined by beloved local dance quartet Cut Copy.
A third gig, which is for over 18s, will take place at The Forum in the CBD on Sunday March 15. Tickets go on sale at 12pm on Tuesday March 3.
This article was updated on Monday March 2 to include details of the second Melbourne show.