New Order Announce Huge 2024 Shows In Cardiff And Manchester
New Order have announced two huge UK shows for 2024. The iconic Manchester group will play Alexander Head on Cardiff Bay on Thursday 22 August, before heading to Manchester for a homecoming show at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday 24 August.
The Charlatans will join them on the bill in Wales, while their homecoming show will see special guests in Johnny Marr and Roisin Murphy joining them, with more acts still to be announced.
Pre-sale tickets for the Cardiff and Manchester shows go on sale from 4 December at 10am GMT. Tickets then go on general sale from 5 December at 10am GMT.
In 2023, the iconic synth-pop band celebrated the 40 year anniversary of their legendary track Blue Monday, and announced a reissued edition of their best-selling compilation album Substance 1987 to celebrate the occasion. Released via Warner on 10 November, Substance 1987 is available in 2LP, 2CD, 4CD deluxe edition, 2LP coloured vinyl and 2 cassettes. Also being made available are reissues of the 12” singles True Faith, True Faith Remix and Blue Monday 88.
Elsewhere in New Order news, founding member Bernard Sumner recently joined forces with American band Gogol Bordello to cover Angelic Upstarts’ classic punk hit Solidarity in order to donate profits to a relief charity in Ukraine.
Sumner had also spoke out on his feelings towards the conflict in Ukraine in his recent collaboration with Mella Dee on the song Riptide. When speaking to NME about the song, he said: “It was all about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and I was just seeing that all of the time. I’d been in a vacuum so I wrote it about politics, really, and the war. I wanted to write it about something that meant a lot to me.
“I didn’t know what else I could write a song about. It was a bit like that scene out of (the Stanley Kubrick film) A Clockwork Orange where he’s got his eyes pinned back and he’s made to watch all these horrible films.”