New Order announce new tour – and Leeds is the only England tour date outside of London

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Making up only one of the two England dates, this is going to be a gig to remember.

40 years on from the release of Blue Monday, New Order are back on the road and announced that they will be embarking on a UK and European Tour, with two dates in England.

These just-announced dates follow a successful run of shows in North America throughout March, including a key-note speech with the band at the SXSW Festival.

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From the ashes of legendary band Joy Division, New Order have continued to influence the northern music scene over the past four decades. Their 1981 debut album Movement brought the signature sound of Joy Division to the masses after the remaining band members regrouped following the death of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis; before adding post-punk influences from New York’s club scene to produce Power, Corruption & Lies just two years later in 1983.

Made up of vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris, the Salford-born band recently released the Definitive Edition of their 1985 album Low-Life and celebrated 40 years of Blue Monday, which became the best-selling 12-inch single of all time, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.
Over the 40-odd years as a band, there’s been several brief hiatuses and line-up alterations. Phil Cunningham joined the band in 2001, followed by Tom Chapman in 2011 to complete the current lineup alongside founder members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert.
2015 brought the band’s tenth critically acclaimed album, featuring guest vocals from Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers and Elly Jackson of La Roux.

The full dates for the New Order European tour are as followed:

Thursday 21 September – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
Saturday 23 September – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
Tuesday 26 September – Paris, Zénith
Friday 29 September – London, The O2                                           
Sunday 1 October – Dublin, 3Arena                                     
Thursday 5 October 2023 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro           
Saturday 7 October 2023 – Leeds, First Direct Arena (get tickets here)

The First Direct Arena has announced plenty of new acts over the last few weeks. Jack Whitehall, Ricky GervaisNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsBusted and Interpol both announced earlier this month they would be coming to Leeds this summer.

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Tickets go on sale this Friday, 15 April 2023 and are available on See Tickets here.

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