NEW ORDER, the icons that changed pop music forever, have announced rare Australian dates for 2020, bringing their timeless live show to fans at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday 11 March and Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 14 March.
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Over a career spanning four decades, New Order cemented themselves as one of the world’s most vital bands. Combining guitar-heavy post-punk with masterful use of synths, their seminal music has held them amongst the “most successful and innovative dance acts of all time” (Pitchfork).
New Order’s acclaimed live show has been described as transformative – even hypnotic – featuring jaw-dropping lighting displays and immersive visuals. Nostalgic but never sentimental, their set combines new material with reimagined old favourites, and features a tribute to the enduring legacy of Joy Division, with a setlist that often includes ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ in its encore.
Last in Australia in 2016 performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, their four sold out Sydney Opera House performances reached “euphoric heights” according to The Guardian.
Beloved dance quartet CUT COPY bring their pulsing hits to the Melbourne show. The Grammy-nominated, ARIA Award-winners broke through in 2008 with their acclaimed album ‘IN GHOST COLOURS’ and hit single ‘Lights & Music’, and have remained one of the country’s most vital electronic acts in the decade since. Refining and expanding their rousing sound in recent years has seen Cut Copy sell out shows worldwide and appear on the line-ups at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Primavera and Pitchfork, and tour with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Daft Punk, Bloc Party and The Presets.
Appearing in both cities are Australian dance-pop prodigies CONFIDENCE MAN. Kitschy and clever, they broke through with hits like ‘Bubblegum’ and ‘Boyfriend (repeat)’ from their 2018 debut album ‘CONFIDENT MUSIC FOR CONFIDENT PEOPLE’. Their irrepressible live show winks at the posturing of electro-snobs and has invited crowds at festivals such as Glastonbury, Groovin The Moo, Primavera, Splendour in the Grass and Golden Plains to thoroughly lose their cool and surrender to their irresistible party theatrics.
New Order secured their place in the pages of music history long ago, and they remain as peerless and essential now as they were then.