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New Order announce UK and European tour dates for Autumn 2023

Manchester's synthpop icons take in London, Glasgow and Leeds, with support from Confidence Man

By Joe Goggins

New Order press shot, 2023
New Order (Photo: Warren Jackson)

New Order have confirmed details of new live shows in UK and Europe for this Autumn.

The Manchester electronic legends will hit the road in September, taking in huge venues in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dublin, Glasgow and Leeds. The news follows conformation last month that they will make appearances at Primavera Sound in June, in Barcelona, Porto and the event’s inaugural Madrid edition. You can see their full dates below; support at the UK and Ireland shows will come from Confidence Man. Tickets are on sale here at 9:30am on Friday (April 14).

The gigs will mark the group’s first shows on home soil since 2021, when they marked the easing of post-pandemic restrictions with three major concerts in Halifax, at their hometown’s Heaton Park and London’s O2 Arena, the latter of which they return to in September. With the band having toured the US with Pet Shop Boys last year, and made an appearance at this year’s South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, speculation about new music will doubtless follow.

The title of their last album, 2015’s Music Complete, suggested that the New Order discography may have been wrapped up, but reissues of key records like Power, Corruption and Lies and Low-Life have followed since, with the former accompanied by an off-cut from the Music Complete sessions, ‘Be a Rebel’. Around that time, in 2020, drummer Stephen Morris hinted that more material might be in the works, telling The Quietus that they had “sat down and talked about doing more stuff,” adding “in the middle of all these box sets and live DVDs, we should have something new in there to surprise everyone, shouldn’t we?”

New Order’s appearance at SXSW, meanwhile, was to mark their role as artist ambassadors for a new industry showcase in Manchester, Beyond the Music. The first edition takes place in October; organised by Oli Wilson, it looks set to follow in the footsteps of his father Tony’s In the City festival. 

“We’re supporting Beyond the Music to help change and innovation in the music industry, particularly in mental health which is something close to our hearts,” New Order said in a statement at the time of its announcement. “Manchester is a place where this can happen, our home and the city of revolution, and we’re looking forward to the launch of Beyond the Music with a live show at SXSW and being a part of this positive movement for the music industry.”

New Order, June 2023:

1 – Barcelona, ES, Primavera Sound

8 – Madrid, ES, Primavera Sound

10 – Porto, PT, Primavera Sound

September 2023:

21 – Copenhagen, DK, Royal Arena

23 – Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome

26 – Paris, FR, Zénith

29 – London, The O2 Arena


1 – Dublin, IE, 3Arena

5 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro

7 – Leeds, First Direct Arena