Video premiere: New Order – Be A Rebel + rescheduled tour dates
By Classic Pop | December 2, 2020
New Order have unveiled a video for single Be A Rebel as well as rescheduled 2021 North American tour dates and a one-off UK headline show.
In the new promo, Spanish director NYSU depicts a couple in turmoil, using typically lavish and ultra-stylish visuals. You can watch the new video below.
New Order explain: “We’d previously worked with NYSU from Madrid when they created a memorable video for us to go with Restless, and their imagination and creativity with film really struck a chord with the band. For Be A Rebel, it’s been great to team up with NYSU again, and their inspirational treatment and unique aesthetic compliments the track with a very original vision.”
The single was originally planned as a release ahead of New Order’s tour this autumn, but with live shows on hold and their dates rescheduled to 2021, the band felt it important to share new music with fans. Bernard Sumner explained: “In tough times, we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together.”
New Order also released the Renegade Spezial Edit of Be A Rebel in September, the result of Bernard Sumner’s collaboration on a capsule range for adidas Spezial. This mix is an extended edit of the Adidas _nwrdrSPZL promo video soundtrack, whose accompanying film features dancer Rentaro Nakaaki of the English National Ballet.
Be A Rebel is available now digitally and on 12” with new remixes, plus a digital bundle. Remixes featured on the single include Bernard’s Renegade Mix (the original version of the adidas Spezial ad soundtrack) and Stephen Morris’ T34 Mix, as well as Bernard’s Renegade Instrumental Mix. Further dance floor engineered remixes will follow.
Elsewhere, New Order have recently released the definitive collection of their 1983 studio album Power, Corruption & Lies and announced rescheduled North American tour dates with Pet Shop Boys and a one-off headline shows in London.
THE UNITY TOUR NORTH AMERICA 2021
*co-headline with Pet Shop Boys
18 Sep – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
20 Sep – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
22 Sep – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
25 Sep – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
28 Sep – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
1 Oct – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion*
3 Oct – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory*
7 Oct – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
9 Oct – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre*
13 Oct – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center*
15 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
16 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
SPECIAL ONE-OFF LONDON HEADLINE SHOW
6 Nov – London, UK – The O2