New Order to play in Dubai this April
British band New Order make their Dubai debut on April 7 at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
One of the most acclaimed bands of the 1980s – and still going strong – British group New Order are set to play their first ever Middle Eastern gig in Dubai this April.
The group will take over the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Friday April 7, which is the first stop on a world tour that will see them performing at Coachella and New York’s Radio City Music Hall later this year.
The band was formed in 1980 (and three of its founders were formerly in Joy Division, which disbanded after the tragic death of its singer Ian Curtis).
New Order’s sound both evolved and inspired Manchester’s music scene. It’s distinctive and successful because of how they manage to blend and bridge the sounds of post-punk rock, synth-pop and dance.
Their hits include True Faith, World in Motion and Blue Monday, which remains the best-selling 12 inch single of all time.
Blue Monday remains an early, career-defining hit in New Order’s 35-year lifespan.
The current New Order line-up is made up of Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham.
“New Order have always looked forward, both musically and culturally, so taking our tour to Dubai makes total sense to us. It’s been a long time coming, so we’re looking forward to exploring and playing to a new crowd,” said lead singer Bernard Sumner of the gig.
Throughout the late 80s New Order released albums such as Low-Life (1985), Brotherhood (1986), Substance (1987) and Technique (1989). Between several brief hiatuses and line-up alterations, Republic (1993), Get Ready (2001) and Waiting for the Sirens’ Call (2005) were all released.
In 2015, the band released their critically acclaimed 10th studio album Music Complete. The record stormed the album charts, coming in at Number 2, and features guest vocals from Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers and Elly Jackson of La Roux.
The album’s title seems to shine a hue on New Order’s new manifesto: new line-up, newly eclectic sound, reinvigorated in their fourth decade as a unit. Fans can expect to hear a mix of material, from the band’s old music and their most recent, when they hit up Dubai this April.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Tickets are available in four categories: General Seating (Dhs349), General Standing (Dhs399), Fan Pit (Dhs599) and a VIP option including of a full beverage package (Dhs999).