’80s dance-rock icons New Order are hitting the road this spring, following their forthcoming Coachella performance.
Formed in Manchester in 1980, New Order came together as the remaining members of post-punk legends Joy Division after their lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. Experiences within the New York City club scene led the band to fuse electronic elements into their music. Once the synthesized sound of the ’80s crept its way in, they enjoyed ecstatic recognition for their cross-genre releases.
The band’s latest release, 2015’s Music Complete via Mute Records, features guests Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers, and was New Order’s first new release in a decade. But it was the uptempo, four-on-the-floor hit “Blue Monday” that framed their electro sound in 1983, showcasing influence from the likes of Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder.
New Order have left a massive imprint on today’s electronic music, with The Chemical Brothers and Moby citing them as inspiration.
New Order will be joined by Poliça at their shows in California.