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Written by Floatation Suite   
04 05 2012
ImageManchester music legends New Order are currently embarking on their first UK tour for 6 years and Floatation Suite are offering the chance for one lucky reader to take a friend along to their Newcastle show on Tuesday 8th May. 

The tour, which started in their hometown at Manchester Apollo on 26th April, stops off at Birmingham, London and Glasgow, before finishing in the North East with a date at Newcastle's Academy next week. To be in with a chance of winning the tickets, all you have to do is answer this frankly, pant wettingly easy question:

What is the name of New Order's drummer?

You have this weekend to email your answers to george@floatationsuite.com. The winner will be contacted on Monday afternoon.


Originally formed in 1980 by the remaining members of Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and highly influential bands of the decade. Fusing New Wave and electronic music, they released five critically acclaimed albums throughout the 80s, before going on hiatus in 1993.

The band reconvened in 1998, and in 2001 released Get Ready, their first album in eight years. However, it was in 2007 when bassist Peter Hook left the band and stated that he and fellow founding member Bernard Sumner had no further plans to work together. In 2011, despite previous comments from Sumner suggesting otherwise, New Order reformed without Hook, with Gilbert, who originally left the band in 2011, returning to the fold and Tom Chapman replacing Hook on bass

New Order were the flagship band for Factory Records. Their minimalist album sleeves and "non-image" (the band rarely gave interviews and were known for performing short concert sets with no encores) reflected the label's aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks.

Tickets for the Newcastle show are on sale now. For more information and links to buy tickets, check the New Order website here, or ticketmaster here.
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