New Order Announces New Music and 2021 Tour with Pet Shop Boys
New Order today release their first new track since 2015’s album, Music Complete.
“Be a Rebel” was originally planned as a release ahead of New Order’s tour this autumn, but with live shows on hold and their dates re-scheduled to 2021, the band felt it important to share new music with fans.
“In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” – Bernard Sumner
With a message to celebrate ourselves and appreciate what we have, even in hard times, “Be a Rebel” is an uplifting, dreamy cut of New Order synthpop. Listen here.
The single is available digitally now and will be followed by 12” vinyl, CD, and digital bundle formats featuring remixes. Artwork by Warren Jackson.
New Order will also release the definitive collection of their 1983 studio album Power, Corruption & Lies via Warner Music on October 2. The box set will be accompanied by individual releases of the four 12” vinyl singles from 1983/1984 that didn’t appear on the original album, beginning with the best-selling 12” of all time, “Blue Monday,” followed by “Confusion,” “Thieves Like Us,” and “Murder.”
New Order are: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham
The Unity Tour 2021
September 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *
September 20 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *
September 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
September 25 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann *
September 28 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *
October 1 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion *
October 3 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory *
October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *
October 9 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre *
October 13 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center *
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *
* co-headline with Pet Shop Boys
Special One-Off London Headline Show
November 6 – London, UK – The O2
New Order website for more details