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09 June 2021

New Order Unveil New ‘World In Motion’ Merch To Mark Euro 2020

New Order World In Motion Merch Euro 2020
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New Order have released a new line of merch inspired by their classic 1990 football single World In Motion to mark Euro 2020, which kicks off this coming weekend having been delayed a year during to the pandemic.

The track was initially released in 1990 to mark the FIFA World Cup in Italy, and featured vocal contributions from that year’s England Football Team and a memorable rap from striker John Barnes.

Now, the band have released brand new T-shirts, hoodies, joggers, bucket hats and footballs emblazoned with the track’s title and artwork. You can see the products and purchase them through New Order’s official website.

World In Motion remains New Order’s only ever Number One single to date, topping the charts for two weeks in 1990.

It has since returned to the charts coinciding with subsequent football tournaments. A re-recorded version reached Number 43 during the 2002 World Cup, while the original hit 22 and 48 during the 2010 and 2018 World Cups respectively.

Listing World In Motion among the greatest ever football songs earlier today (June 8), NME described the track as being “melodically up there with New Order’s finest singles. ‘World In Motion’ would still stand proud even if it had nothing to do with the beautiful game.”

Earlier this month, meanwhile, another classic football anthem, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds‘ Three Lions, received a limited edition vinyl reissue featuring the original 1996 track on the A-Side and the 1998 World Cup version as the B-Side.

Elsewhere in New Order news, the Manchester quartet recently rescheduled their North American tour with Pet Shop Boys until 2022. It’s the third time the dates have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tour, scheduled to start September 2021, is being rescheduled to commence September 2022. There are two venue changes. The Unity Tour has added an extra show at Brooklyn Barclays Center and has moved the show from The Gorge Amphitheatre to the Seattle Climate Pledge Arena. Both shows go on sale this Friday 4 June at 10am local time. Tickets for all original dates will remain valid for the new dates.

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