Legendary UK band New Order is best known as the group that was formed by the members of Joy Division after the band's lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980. Pioneers of the post-punk sound, Joy Division had an all-too-quick life as band, though its music, and that of New Order's will go down in history. Characterized by a combination of analog and electronic elements, New Order defined rock music as dance music long before more synth-heavy, New Wave sound came. Despite New Order's long history as a genre-defining band, they continue to play in a reunion-style tours and draw enormous crowds of loyal fans along the way.
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