New Order's 2014 Concert Schedule
New Order, one of the most acclaimed rock bands of the 1980s, is ready to get
back on the stage and perform their biggest hits for their devoted fans, and they may be coming to a city near you! As one
of the first bands to experiment with mixing electronic dance music with rock, New Order undoubtedly made a huge impression
on the music scene in the '80s, an impression that changed the course of music and still remains an influence today. Despite
their massive success over the years, and the numerous offers they received from major labels, New Order always stayed true
to its Manchester label, Factory Records, and still achieved great commercial success with an independent label. Seeing such
legends grace the stage is a rare treat, but you can see them perform in Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco, or Los Angeles
this July by buying tickets on StubHub. Don't miss out on seeing these rock legends in person and check out StubHub today!
New Order's Background
New Order had a tragic beginning. The British post-punk band, Joy Division, experienced
a major tragedy when their lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. The remaining three band members were devastated, and
disbanded in the wake of Curtis' death. However, their passion for creating and performing music surfaced shortly thereafter,
and they reunited under the name New Order, adding keyboardists Gillian Gilbert. The band, comprised of Bernard Sumner (vocals
and guitar), Peter Hook (bassist), Stephen Morris (drummer), and Gilbert, debuted in March 1981.
In the early '80s,
New Order frequented the New York City club scene, where they were inspired by the hip and upbeat electronic dance music that
blasted through the venues. The band drew upon this inspiration and combined it with their new wave sound, creating a unique
form of rock that swept listeners off their feet and helped the band amass a dedicated following.
One of the reasons
why fans were so fascinated with this new wave band was because of their lack of frills; New Order wasn't interested in fame
or being showy, they just wanted to produce good music and give great shows. The band's members rarely gave interviews and
were known to perform without encores, all in keeping with their minimalist image. New Order's fusion of '70s disco, electronic
dance music, and new wave music of the '80s made them not only one of the most popular British bands of the '80s, but one
of the most popular bands worldwide during that rock-centric decade.
After the 1980s, New Order went on hiatus several
times, and returned with its various members rotating in and out of the band to work on other projects. Today, however, New
Order is as strong as ever and is ready to rock out with some of their retro '80's tunes that will have you dancing and singing
all night long. Grab your New Order tickets from StubHub right away to avoid missing out on this incredible show!
This great British synth-pop act has contributed numerous hits to rock music over the years, but the bulk of their
successes occurred in the '80s, such as "Blue Monday", "Bizarre Love Triangle", "Vanishing Point", "Round and Round", "Confusion",
"Leave Me Alone", "The Perfect Kiss", "Age of Consent", "Temptation", and "Ceremony". The quick, clean melodies of New Order's
dance-punk songs not only helped define the rock scene of the 1980s, but has also since sparked countless imitators who have
tried to make the same types of fun, danceable rhythms as New Order did. However, few bands or groups have been as successful
at creating such upbeat and groove-worthy anthems as New Order, making them one of the most influential bands of the past
Did you know that New Order built their own instruments?
While recording "Blue
Monday", the hit track that launched the band into the commercial spotlight, the band had to build their own instruments.
Synthesizer technology was very expensive and complex back in the '80s, so Sumner built a sequencer to make synths and drums
communicate—all by himself! Everybody who has ever listened to "Blue Monday" was listening to an instrument that Sumner
built from scratch!
New Order made such a splash in the '80s for churning out fun dance
hit after hit, so you can bet that their concerts are loud, energetic dance parties that bring back some of the fun, carefree
vibes of the '80s. You can groove to their new material as well as their older, most popular hits, which are still relevant
and just as exciting as they were 30 years ago. With only a handful of shows available, you don't want to wait to buy your
tickets to an upcoming New Order show—they might be gone any minute! So head to StubHub to grab your tickets to witness
this legendary pop-synth band perform live!