New Order reveal plans for stateside tour

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Following their triumphant return to the United States this past weekend at California’s Coachella Festival, New Order have announced plans for a stateside tour this summer. The English rockers will stop in Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Wednesday, July 31. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $40 to $80, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Holy Ghost! will also perform.

New Order will be touring in support of their brand new album, Lost Sirens. The band’s ninth studio effort is comprised of eight tracks that were recorded during sessions for the band’s last release, 2005’s Waiting for the Sirens’ Call.

Lost Sirens? Well, it’s not really lost,” explained New Order drummer Stephen Morris in a press release. “I remember that Martin Hannett once had an idea of making a record and burying it in his garden, so that one day someone would dig it up, like a time capsule. We just stuck our record in a cupboard. And now we’ve got it out. When we did the first one (Waiting For The Sirens’ Call) we had 20 ideas for songs – we were going through a particularly prolific phase – but we couldn’t make a double concept album out of them all, so we thought we’d just do two instead. The intention was always to write four or five more songs and then put it out 18 months or so after the first one. When we unearthed it from the cupboard recently, with the intention of red-editing some of the songs, we all agreed they didn’t actually need it, and it should just be out there. So here it is.”

New Order are currently comprised of Morris, Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitar), Gillian Gilbert (keyboard, guitar), Phil Cunningham (guitar, keyboards) and Tom Chapman (bass), who replaced original bassist Peter Hook in 2007.

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