In between their appearances at both weekends of Coachella, New Order stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last night (April 16) to perform two tunes: ‘I’ll Stay With You’ (above) and ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ (below). Frontman Bernard Sumner sang his heart out on the outdoor stage, decked out in a black New Order t-shirt. There’s nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion, right?
Eight tracks left over from New Order's recording sessions for 2005's 'Waiting for the Sirens' Call' have been unearthed and are due out Tuesday (Jan. 15) via a collection titled, appropriately enough, 'Lost Sirens.' The disc features an unreleased mix of the 'Sirens' Call' cut 'I Told You So,' as well as an extended version of 'Hellbent,' which was previously issued on the 2011 compilation 'Total: From Joy Division to New Order,' among other tracks.
The world really doesn't need another version of 'Ceremony' -- one of the last songs recorded by Joy Division before singer Ian Curtis' suicide, and the first single released by New Order after forming from JD's ashes -- but the oft-covered tune seems to bring out the best in bands, and Chromatics are no exception. The Portland, Ore.-based indie quartet turns in a dreamy, drifting, down-tempo take on the classic, which was sloppy and incomplete when Joy Division first put it to tape during a rehearsal and a treble-heavy Wall of Noise in the hands of New Order. Listen to Chromatics' version below.
New Order were never supposed to exist. Rising from the ashes of post-punk legends Joy Division in the early-'80s following the suicide of singer Ian Curtis, the surviving members of the Manchester, England-based band -- singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris, plus then-new recruit Gillian Gilbert on guitars and keys -- got off to a tentative start with the single 'Ceremony,' a track penned by Curtis before his untimely demise. From there, t
With New Order currently touring without founding bassist Peter Hook, who is estranged from the band, Hook has announced plans to perform New Order's first two albums during a pair of shows with his own band, the Light. The gigs are scheduled to take place Jan. 17 in London and the following day in Manchester, England.
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."
New Order have announced plans to embark on a fall 2012 tour in North America that will include the band's first U.S. concert in six years and first trip to Canada in more than a decade. The brief jaunt kicks off on Oct. 5 in San Francisco and is scheduled to wind down on Oct. 23 in Toronto.