New Order to play huge hometown headline gig in Heaton Park

With support from Hot Chip and Working Men’s Club, it promises to be one of their biggest shows of the past 20 years
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They’re widely considered one of the most influential bands of the past 40 years, with smash hits including True Faith, Blue Monday, Regret, World In Motion, Ceremony and more.

And now, New Order have announced details of a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Heaton Park next September – the night before the return of the Parklife festival.

For what will be their first hometown gig in four years, New Order’s celebratory night promises to be a defining moment in their illustrious career.

With support from Hot Chip and Working Men’s Club, it promises to be one of their biggest shows of the past 20 years.

“The connection between ourselves and Manchester has played a pivotal role in who we are as a band,” said New Order, whose latest single Be a Rebel was released in September.

“We have countless memories from across the city, from our early days starting out, and beyond.

“We promise to bring a celebration like no other to Heaton Park in 2021, and we can’t wait to see everyone come together for a night we’ll never forget.” 

Joining New Order for their special Heaton Park homecoming are two acts whose lineage, sound and attitude perfectly match the legendary headliners.

Whipping together the dancefloor like few others can, Hot Chip will head to Heaton Park with a soundtrack destined for huge summer moments.

From Ready For The Floor and Over And Over to cuts from their latest album A Bathful Of Ecstasy to the Jarvis Cocker-featuring latest release Straight To The Morning, expect Hot Chip to be the perfect dancing partner for a historic night in Manchester.

Both will be joined by the critically acclaimed electro-punk sounds of Working Men’s Club, whose self-titled debut album stands as one of 2020’s finest, with a live show sure to go down a treat as the sun sets on Heaton Park.

“We’ve learnt a lot from New Order (including how Bernard likes his tea), and they have made some incredible music, marrying the emotional with the electronic, a synthetic, at times icy beauty with rawness and pop melody, and they’ve certainly influenced us, as well as us sharing some of the same influences that have informed their music, like Chicago House, Detroit Techno, or Italo Disco,” said Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor.

“But they’re always proudly themselves, and it will be a great honour to play on the same bill with them, in their hometown, and for us to be back on stage in Manchester.

“Can’t wait!”

Working Men’s Club’s Sydney Minsky-Sargeant said: “It’s an honour to play with a band as significant as New Order and on more or less home turf too.

“I’m sure it’ll be a day to remember and to be supporting New Order in Manchester will be super special.”

New Order play Manchester’s Heaton Park on Friday 10th September 2021. go on sale this week, with a special fan pre-sale starting from 9am on Tuesday 8th December before full general release tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 10th December here.

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