English Rock band New Order have excited fans by sharing details of huge outdoor UK shows scheduled for summer 2024. The “Blue Monday” singer’s have announced two colossal UK headlining shows, which will mark the band’s first UK performances of 2024. The first of the two gigs will be held at Cardiff Bay in August, and will include support from English band The Charlatans.
The second round of New Order’s outdoor shows will be an all-day event and homecoming performance held at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park on August, 24. The exciting hometown show will feature UK artists Johnny Marr and Roisin Murphy as supporting acts.
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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.
Moreover, founding member of the group Bernard Sumner recently joined forces with American band Gorgol Bordello to cover Angelic Upstarts’ classic punk hit “Solidarity” in order to donate profits to a relief charity in Ukraine.
When it was first recorded, the song was written in support of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980s Poland, and went on to be the band’s most famous hit. Now, Gogol Bordello have introduced a new, alleged modern meaning to the original track, with the lyrics relating to ongoing attack on 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,” he added: “I didn’t know what else I could write a song about. It was a bit like that scene out of A Clockwork Orange where he’s got his eyes pinned back and he’s made to watch all these horrible films.”
Presale tickets for New Order’s outdoor UK shows will become available at 10am on December, 4, with general sale for tickets starting at 10am the following day on December, 5. You will be able to purchase your tickets here.
22/08/2024 – Cardiff Bay – Cardiff
24/08 – Wythenshawe Park – Manchester