RNR News and Notes

It's no doubt that New Order is one of the most influential bands from the 1980s ... but one of their first singles, Ceremony, was actually written prior to the band's existence.  It was by Joy Division (which disbanded in 1980 following Ian Curtis's suicide and led to the formation of New Order) .

 

New Order's debut album, Movement, is about to get a deluxe reissue and ahead of the release the band has been circulating some rare footage of their early shows- including this performance of "Ceremony," recorded live at Manchester's CoManCHE Student Union.

New Order - Ceremony (Live at CoManCHE Student Union, 1981)