New Order — an exhibition: a closer look

Seven days to go until it’s all about New Order here at Electronic Beats. On June 21, 2012 we’ll be proudly presenting not only the legendary Manchester band’s live show in Berlin — the only New Order club concert in Germany in 2012 —, but also the exhibition of New Order’s decade-spanning carreer.

From June 21 until July 4, 2012, Electronic Beats presents ‘New Order — an exhibition‘ at .HBC in Berlin-Mitte. During this time we’ll have all Peter Saville designed NO record covers (around 50) as well as many photographies by Kevin Cummins on display — find our Q&A with them here. In .HBC’s cinema you’ll have the possibility to watch our exclusive Slices video interview as well as loads of music and live vidoes from 1981 to 2008 —the exhibition entry is free of charge, of course!

We’re especially thrilled to announce that there will be an exclusive exhibition catalogue, which comes with a selection of New Order related imagery as well as an exclusive essay by author Paul Morley (The Guardian, Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and an in-depth interview by EB editor-in-chief Max Dax with the New Order founding members. This limited edition catalogue will be on sale at .HBC for 15€, definetly worth the money!

Besides this we’ll have a limited run of ‘New Order — an exhibition‘ poster prints, signed by New Order, as well as a selection of New Order’s 2011/2012 official tour merchandise. And on top of that we’ll be offering a run of copies of the new Electronic Beats magazine print issue, which comes with a New Order cover story as well as the all-new accompanying covermount CD compilation — we strongly suggest to bring some money to .HBC.

An important note for guests of the New Order concert at Tempodrom on June 21, 2012: if you check-in at the venue with your Foursquare-account, you’ll have the possibility to win an exclusive meeting with the full band right after the concert — to take a picture, have a chat, or a pint with Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman.


Electronic Beats presents »New Order – an exhibition« at .HBC Berlin, open to the public daily from June 21 until July 4, 2012, daily from 6 to 11pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays) — rsvp here. On June 21 New Order are playing their Electronic Beats-presented concert at Berlin’s Tempodrom, find all information here, buy tickets here, and rsvp here. Twitter hashtag is #ebno12.


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NO New Order & Joy Division master tapes discovered – the rumours are wrong

NO New Order & Joy Division master tapes discovered – the rumours are wrong Superlatives are dangerous, they can break things. Last night’s ‘news’ of forgotten and rediscovered Joy Division and New Order master tapes was excactly something like this, as Electronic Beats learned today.

The (management-sided verified) yellow-press “fact” is this: Pop-chef Jamie Oliver works on opening up a new restaurant inside the rooms of an 2009 abandoned Manchester bank building. Yesterday On Monday he tweeted (see below) in conversation with Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess what was found in the forgotten treasury rooms in the basement around three years back.

Apparently, various media reports picked this up, making old stuff look like spectacular news. Alongside “guns, gold and jewellery” the tapes were reported to having been discovered, estimated to being worth around 1.1 million quid. Bernard Sumner’s management today confirmed an EB request, stating that “the bank closed in early 2009 and (they) moved the contents of (their own) storage vault to new storage elsewhere at that time. There were no long lost master tapes or unexpected finds.” To break it down: no ‘Unknown Treasures’!

In related news: although there’s still a gulf between original member and bass player Peter Hook and the recently reformed New Order members about the band’s legacy, New Order continue with a big number of live concerts and festival shows all across Europe, Japan, Australia, and the USA – catch up with Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman at one of these events.

Last but not least: read DJ Greg Wilson’s highly interesting and insightful blog post on the Fac 51 Haçienda, the world famous ‘Madchester’ nightclub originally owned and run by New Order and Factory Records.

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New Order return to the stage, to play Brussels and Paris

New Order return to the stage, to play Brussels and Paris They’ve never really gone, but their live shows are extremely rare: New Order, probably the most known name from the Manchester music scene, will be playing two benefit gigs in Brussels and Paris this October. Along with their first live shows since 2006 comes the return of former band member Gillian Gilbert on guitar and keyboard.

The two continental Europe shows are in aid of New Order’s long time friend, artist and film producer Michael Shamberg, who has been struggling with illness since 2005. Besides being responsible for New Order’s early music videos such as ‘Everything’s Gone Green’ (watch below), Shamberg’s production credits include movies such as ‘A Fish Called Wanda’, ‘Garden State’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’. Bernard Sumner said in a press release earlier this day, that Shamberg “is very ill and needs constant medical attention. We want to help him, and these shows will contribute financial support towards his ongoing care.”

After the departure of Peter Hook (pictured left) in 2007, New Order now consist of its other founding members Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris alongside Phil Cunningham on guitar and keyboard and Tom Chapman on bass (like Morris both known from Bad Lieutenant).

Gillian Gilbert states: “It’s been a long ten years since I took a break from the band, so I’m really happy to be back, and this is a great place to start. Michael is a very good friend, and I want to help him, so it’s perfect timing to come back now!”

New Order will be playing Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on October 17th and La Bataclan, Paris on October 18th – tickets for both shows will be on sale shortly at these three booking offices.

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