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New Order returns with “Be a Rebel”

It’s the pioneering synth-pop group’s first new song in five years.

September 08, 2020
New Order returns with “Be a Rebel” Photo by Warren Jackson  

New Order should be gearing up for the "Unity" co-headlining tour of North America with fellow synth-pop giants Pet Shop Boys, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the groups to schedule the dates to 2021. Today, New Order have shared a brand new song "Be a Rebel," their first in five years.

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Originally intended to be released in conjunction with the tour, "Be a Rebel" offers gilded optimism over similarly peppy electronics. “In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song," New Order's Bernard Sumner said in a statement. "We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.”

Listen to "Be A Rebel" below, followed by New Order's 2021 tour dates with Pet Shop Boys.

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New Order/Pet Shop Boys 2021 tour dates

9/18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/20 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
9/22 – New York – Madison Square Garden
9/25 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann
9/28 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
10/1 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
10/3 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
10/7 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
10/9 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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Artwork Photograph by Søren Solkær
Film by Tine Reingaard

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New Order returns with “Be a Rebel”