TVD Ticket Giveaway: New Order at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/28

Though you might think most electronic bands from the ’80s would be subject to the styles of their contemporaries, jumping on the dance pop bandwagon roughly 30 years before it was cool pushed New Order to a path of success and wide influence.

We’ve got tickets to see the old-school innovators at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 28 to give away, and getting ahold of them is as easier than busting a one-two step (because you won’t have to even get up).

Through the years, New Order has spread the seed of rhythmic pop music on nine albums, many world tours, and via a countless horde of imitators jumping on their unique take on New Wave.  From early innovations mixing dance music with more typical rock and pop arrangements, New Order influenced a vast number of acts in the last quarter of the 20th century and spawned many covers, remixes, and even one really gothy remake of “Blue Monday” that was totally on TRL. (I’m looking at you, Orgy.)

So how can you get your hands on some tickets? It’s simple! In the comments below, give us your favorite band from the ’80s you’d love to see have a career renaissance ala New Order. Gimme Soft Cell. (No, really.)

The winner will be chosen on at 9am on Friday, July 26. Tickets are still available!

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  • llluke_

    I’d be lying if I didn’t say Talking Heads.

  • NeilEnet

    The Smiths would be absurdly awesome.

  • DongEr

    Gotta go with A Flock of Seagulls. So much potential for covers/remixes

  • DebbieFaye78

    Echo & the Bunnymen!

  • http://about.me/veronicamagan Veromagan

    Tears For Fears! I would LOVE to see them live!!!!

  • JeffreySchloer

    Siouxsie and the Banshees

  • Anita

    Sonic Youth

  • JD Smithson

    Wall Of Voodoo!

  • Hayes

    Yazoo. duh.

  • Scott Stenger

    Kajagoogoo – “Too Shy” was my jam!

  • rjdonn104

    The Replacements!

  • msmale319666

    Cinderella.  The band, not the Disney character.

  • DongEr

    so who won??

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