New Order documentary ‘Decades’ coming to Showtime (watch the trailer)
New Order played a very special show at the 2017 Manchester International Festival where they “deconstructed, rethought and rebuilt” songs from their catalogue, playing alongside a “12-strong synthesizer ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music, with Mancunian composer Joe Duddell, conducting and providing the orchestrations.” The set featured a lot of songs that New Order hadn’t played in years, or even decades. The show was filmed and, along with new interviews, is the basis for new documentary New Order: Decades which has shown at a few film festivals this year and will makes its wide release debut via Showtime on December 27. Here’s the synopsis:
Part concert, part documentary, this film follows the band’s preparations in the re-staging of their acclaimed collaboration, So It Goes, with the artist Liam Gillick and the 12-piece synthesizer orchestra that spectacularly captured the headlines during Manchester International Festival 2017. The complexities extend beyond the technical and logistical: this is a band that rarely looks backward, yet for this project, they had to reflect on – and deconstruct – the band’s history, in order to create something very new.
You can watch the trailer below, and check out a few pictures of the show in the gallery above.
The Manchester International Festival show has also become a live album, ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order Liam Gillick: So it goes.., which you can listen to below.
New Order be in the U.S. for a Miami residency in January 2020 and will head to Japan and Australia in March.
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New Order – 2020 Tour Dates
14th January 2020 Miami, FL, USA Fillmore Miami Beach
15th January 2020 Miami, FL, USA Fillmore Miami Beach
17th January 2020 Miami, FL, USA Fillmore Miami Beach
18th January 2020 Miami, FL, USA Fillmore Miami Beach
3rd March 2020 Tokyo, Japan Shinkiba Studio Coast
4th March 2020 Tokyo, Japan Shinkiba Studio Coast
6th March 2020 Osaka, Japan Zepp Osaka Bayside
11th March 2020 Sydney, Australia Hordern Pavilion
14th March 2020 Melbourne, Australia Sidney Myer Music Bowl