La Roux and Iggy Pop will also appear on 'Music Complete'
New Order have confirmed plans for a UK tour in November as well as revealing that Brandon Flowers, La Roux and Iggy Pop all appear on their new album.
The band will release new album ‘Music Complete’ in September with The Killers’ frontman Flowers guesting on album closer ‘Superheated’. The Killers are famously named after a fictional band in New Order’s ‘Crystal’ video.
La Roux’s Elly Jackson, meanwhile, features on the tracks ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘People On The High Line’ as well as providing backing vocals on ‘Plastic’. New Order were supported on tour in 2014 by La Roux. Iggy Pop appears on the song ‘Stray Dog’.
In addition to the album’s guests, New Order have also confirmed details of an upcoming UK tour. The short run in November will include gigs in London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Wolverhampton. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 10 July. See below for dates.
New Order will play:
London Brixton Academy (November 16)
Glasgow Academy (19)
Liverpool Olympia (21)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (24)
‘Music Complete’ will be the band’s first record to be released on new label Mute.
The record was produced by New Order with additional work from Stuart Price (‘Superheated’) and the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands (‘Singularity’ and ‘Unlearn This Hatred’). It will be released on September 25.
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The tracklisting for ‘Music Complete’ is as follows:
‘People On The High Line’
‘Nothing But a Fool’
‘Unlearn This Hatred’
The album is the first the band have recorded since bass player Peter Hook left in 2007 but will feature the return of keyboard player Gillian Gilbert.
Speaking to NME about the album earlier this year, Bernard Sumner said the group had put their guitars away and returned to a more original New Order sound. “It’s an electronic-sounding album, dance-based but not housey. It’s being mixed by Craig Silvey [Arcade Fire, REM, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead], and we’ve worked with Tom Rowlands from The Chemical brothers on three tracks,” he said.