New Order Consider Working On New Material
New Order frontman Bernard Sumner expects the band to meet up early in 2013 to discuss the possibility of working on their first new material since ‘Waiting for the Sirens Call,’ which dropped back in 2005. ”We finish touring at the end of October and then we’ve got November off,” Sumner tells BBC Radio 6. “After Christmas, we’re going to have a meeting about writing some new stuff.”
“We’ve not decided yet, but from what we’ve seen from traveling around the world is that people want to hear some new stuff,” he adds. “Speaking to journalists and speaking to fans, they seem to really want to hear some new stuff. We won’t play live as much next year, maybe half the amount we’ve done this year, and we’ll write some new stuff.”
Meanwhile, Sumner says that some of the older material New Order is performing on tour has been reworked to sound less dated. ”We update some of our songs, if any of our songs start to sound a bit ’80s’ we’ll do our own remix of them and add fresh sounds,” he explains.
New Order kick off the North American leg of their fall 2012 tour on Oct. 5 in San Francisco and will be on the road through an Oct. 23-24 stand in Toronto, Ontario. Check out their complete itinerary here.