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NEW ORDER ANNOUNCES SYDNEY & MELBOURNE HEADLINE SHOWS IN MARCH 2012
It’s no exaggeration to say that New Order are up there with The Beatles and The Velvet Underground as one of the most influential acts of all time. Future Entertainment are delighted to announce that the band are playing two very special sideshows at The Festival Hall, Melbourne (March 1) and The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (March 7) as part of their Future Music Festival co-headlining tour.
Their story is now mythology and familiar to anyone who has seen the movie 24 Hour Party People. Formed from the ashes of tragedy, New Order paid tribute to their previous incarnation, Joy Division, while redefining the musical landscape in the process and creating a sound the world had never heard before. Effortlessly melding rock and pop with electronic dance music, the lads (and one lady) from Manchester went on to become one of the biggest bands of all time, releasing hit after hit that consistently pushed the boundaries and spawned legions of lesser imitators.
Having recently got back on the road after a very long break the accolades have been coming in thick and fast, the newly reformed band are still top of their game. Their December headlining slots in Europe and South America all instantly sold out and were met with rapturous approval.
Devoted/new/old fans are in for a treat this March as the set list includes each and every classic we all know and love, from ‘Blue Monday’ (still the biggestselling 12 inch single of all time), ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ and if you are really lucky, the rumors are that ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ even gets an outing. Be still our beating heart!
Set to co-headline the Future Music Festival tour, these one off side shows are a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the infamous band, who have not set foot in Australia for over decade, we plan on welcoming them with open arms!
To add some delicious cherries on the top of an already very tasty gig will be The Naked & Famous in Sydney and The Panics in Melbourne.
These sideshows will be a special treat to those who have been patiently waiting for the band to return to these shores after a ten year hiatus.
With The Naked & Famous set to grace this year’s Mazda2 Flamingo Stage at Future Music Festival and The Panics having released their extraordinary fourth record, Rain on the Humming Wire it’s fair to say that we and the rest of Australia heart them a great deal.
The Naked and Famous (NZ)
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, The Naked and Famous are a five piece indie band with serious clout. Featuring the skills of Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood, this prodigious kiwi quintet has been plying its trade since 2008 and has already tasted success with its debut album, “Passive Me, Aggressive You”. Released in 2010, the album not only put the band on the map, so to speak, but also contained the hit single ‘Young Blood’ which debuted at number one on the New Zealand chart - the first New Zealand artist to do so in three years. Auspiciously nominated for BBC Radio’s ‘Sound of 2011’ poll and no less than six gongs at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, The Naked and Famous are well on their way to living up to their catchy name.
The Panics (AUS)
Music critics and fans often say the same thing about The Panics: listening to their songs is like immersing yourself in the soundtrack to your own life. In their albums and EPs, people discover the cinematic score to their own lost Australian summers: the bittersweet Antipodean road-trips where they found first love and made new friends, only to lose it all on the way back. Underneath the elegant pop-rock tracks are modern hymns for a generation, anthems of rash joy and quiet heartbreak: all the songs you would have written yourself, if only you had the right words on hand.
Since their last album Cruel Guards (2007), The Panics have also been crafting something new: an ambitious album that somehow embraces both stark intimacy and unapologetic grandeur. Written on one side of the Atlantic (Salford, England) and recorded on the other (Woodstock, New York), The Panics are now finished with their fourth record, and have brought it down across the Pacific and back home to Australia.
MELBOURNE : Thursday 1st March, Festival Hall
Tickets on sale Monday 23rd January from Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
SYDNEY: Wednesday 7th March, Hordern Pavilion
Tickets on sale Monday 23rd January from Ticketek, www.premier.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49
Ticket price: $85 + BF & Credit Card Charges