Members of a new New Order find 'Singularity'
For better or for worse, the Brit band New Order continues to be known for what Vanity Fair recently called its "inescapable" dance music. The current incarnation has been playing together for the last three years, and their popularity continues to soar thanks to multiple world tours and a performance at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.
Just who are the current members of this new version of New Order? Bernard Summer, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman have come together for some pretty memorable moments. They released "Live at the London Troxy" in late December 2011, which featured the new lineup and their first show in London in over five years. Turns out they were just getting started.
The band continued to tour throughout 2012, including runs through Australia and New Zealand. They also played the famed 'T in the Park' festival in Scotland, and the EXIT Festival in Serbia before making a big splash with a slot at Hyde Park to help close out the 2012 Summer Olympics.
By late 2012 it was announced that New Order's new album, "Lost Sirens," would drop in early 2012. The eight-track project showcased the songs left out of 2005's "Waiting for the Sirens' Call," and has been the last release from the band since it reunited.
The members of New Order say they're working on new material, and debuted a new song during Lollapalooza Chile in March 2014 called "Singularity."
'Love-Hate' relationship divides New Order (Created August 3, 2013)
It's going to sound like a disappointment to fans, but New Order will never be old again. In fact, when the band left the stage at the Personal Fest in Buenos Aires in November 2006, it was the final time all three founding members would play together. The culprit, as bassist Peter Hook would say – "It's a love-hate thing."
Hook had been playing with guitarist Bernard Sumner and drummer Stephen Morris since they were just teenagers. The guys even made up the band Joy Division, but after frontman Ian Curtis hung himself the night before their inaugural tour, the band stuck together and renamed themselves New Order. They would go on to achieve global success throughout the 1980s thanks to hits like "Blue Monday," "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "Truth Faith."
If the 80s were remarkable, however, the 90s were remarkably awful for the band. Hook and Sumner were at constant odds with one another, and even New Order's last album (2005's "Waiting for the Siren's Call") took three years to come together because of the differences neither man could get past. By the time the guys managed to close out a South American tour in 2006, they were fractured permanently.
So what's New Order up to today? Hook plays Joy Division and New Order songs with a brand new band called the Light, and New Order 'reformed' (in a sense) with a replacement bassist in 2011.
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