New Order Announce 2023 UK And European tour
New Order have announced details of a UK and European tour, with Confidence Man due to support – see full dates below.
Tickets for the tour will be on sale here this Friday 14 April at 9.30am GMT.
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The tour dates come after the announcement that the electro pioneers will headline this year’s Primavera Sound festival. They will play at the Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, on 1 June and at the Ciudad del Rock in Arganda del Rey, Madrid, on 8 June.
It was recently announced that New Order and Joy Division have been nominated jointly for this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Founding member Peter Hook spoke to Billboard about the nomination, suggesting it could serve as an “olive branch” for the original New Order line-up.
“To be honest with you, we were always against this sort of thing when we started,” Hook said “It was the old punk thing — we hope we die before we get old and destroy all the old musicians, etc. etc. and what rubbish awards ceremonies are. Then all of a sudden you get one, and as you get older you realize… yeah, it’s a wonderful thing. I’m humbled, I really am. It’s nice, and it’s fun to be appreciated.”
Discussing the joint nomination, Hook added, ““It feels OK to me. It was an odd thing. Joy Division was such a wonderful, powerful entity, and it was so sad the way it ended. But the three of us — Bernie, Stephen and I — got real strength from starting New Order together. We started (Joy Division) after seeing the Sex Pistols, and we’ve been banging our heads against walls and doors and kicking them down musically since then. We were always the square peg in a round hole as Joy Division and very much a square peg in a round hole as New Order. (The Rock Hall) is a hell of an accolade, but my God, I think either band has earned it. We are definitely up there without a shadow of a doubt.”
New Order UK and European tour 2023
21– Royal Arena, Copenhagen
23 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
26 – Zénith, Paris
29 – The O2, London
1 – 3Arena, Dublin
5 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
7 – First Direct Arena, Leeds