New wave royalty New Order will be in Australia for two shows in March 2020, visiting both Sydney and Melbourne for one night only.
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’ll play two all-ages shows, 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.
Tickets go on sale at midday on Tuesday October 15. There is a limit of 10 per customer.