New Order have released their first new track since 2015’s album, Music Complete.
‘Be A Rebel’ was originally planned as a release ahead of New Order’s tour this autumn, but with live shows on hold and their dates re-scheduled to 2021, the band felt it important to share new music with fans. With a message to celebrate ourselves and appreciate what we have, even in hard times, ‘Be A Rebel’ is an uplifting cut of New Order synth pop. Listen below.
“In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” – Bernard Sumner
New Order will also release the definitive collection of their 1983 studio album Power, Corruption & Lies via Warner Music on 2 October 2020. The box set will be accompanied by individual releases of the four 12” vinyl singles from 1983/1984 that didn’t appear on the original album, beginning with the best-selling 12” of all time, ‘Blue Monday’, followed by ‘Confusion’, ‘Thieves Like Us’ and ‘Murder’.
THE UNITY TOUR NORTH AMERICA 2021
*co-headline with Pet Shop Boys
18 Sep – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
20 Sep – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
22 Sep – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
25 Sep – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
28 Sep – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
1 Oct – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion*
3 Oct – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory*
7 Oct – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
9 Oct – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre*
13 Oct – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center*
15 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
16 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
SPECIAL ONE-OFF LONDON HEADLINE SHOW
6 Nov – London, UK – The O2
New Order are: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham
The single is available digitally now and will be followed by 12”, CD and a digital bundle, featuring remixes. Artwork by Warren Jackson.