We’re thrilled to announce legendary Manchester band New Order will be playing Transmission 005 at Live From Jodrell Bank. Not only are this much-loved band performing in the shadow of the Lovell telescope but they are curating an outstanding day of music celebrating Manchester’s rich music scene.
One of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the last four decades New Order pioneered the electronic sound that helped pave the way for the dance/house music explosion at the end of the 80s. The band has had a profound influence on music and is cited by legions of artists as an inspiration. They have released 9 studio albums, the last of which ‘Lost Sirens’ was released in 2012. Their shows last year were euphorically received as the band played a set of classic anthems including Bizarre Love Triangle, True Faith, Temptation and the almighty 1983 hit Blue Monday which became the the best selling dance track of all time that celebrates it’s 30th anniversary of release this year!
New Order’s Stephen Morris said today “Playing at Jodrell Bank is going to be really exciting. I grew up not far from there, and I remember riding my bike over to it all the time when I was a little lad.
I saw Flaming Lips play there and they was brilliant. Really special. We’re going to try to do something special too, but we’re not telling you what! I do plan to take my life-size Dalek and Cyberman up there for the weekend at the very least.
Unfortunately it’s likely that Gillian will have to spend the whole show blindfolded because she’s got a phobia of radio telescopes, so naturally she’s terrified of Jodrell Bank. We used to drive past it, and every time she’d need to duck under the dashboard when we got close. “
This is an unmissable opportunity to see an iconic act in an iconic setting.