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.

Before they even go on sale, 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 be lucky enough to get your hands on some tickets? It’s simple! In the comments below, tell us your favorite  band that mixes dance with rock.  “1901” is probably my fave dancey-rock track, so it looks like I’m gonna go with Phoenix.

The winner will be chosen on at 9am on Friday, April 19. Tickets go on sale at 10am that day.

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  • joshuapollina

    Death From Above 1979!

  • ceotto21

    How about some local DC stuff, like Ra Ra Rasputin??!!

  • Kala B

    Joy Division

  • Jilll

    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

  • erroden

    I’m going to have to say M83!

  • Stephanie

    My favorite band that mikes dance with rock is…NEW ORDER! PICK MEE!

  • Alexis


  • poulomib22

    M83 for sure!! Saw them live at Virgin FreeFest and they were a blast!

  • richard4343

    LCD Soundsystem, now and forever!

  • Dax242

    Depeche Mode!! What a fantastic summer for shows in our area!

  • ChristianOh1

    OMD was true dance rock!!!

  • Gina

    The Killers

  • CheekiMunki

    Love and Rockets

  • alexwont

    Go! Team

  • dariegirl


  • EthanHyman

    Has to be Postal Service

  • FunkHouse9

    I’d have to say INXS.  DON’T JUDGE ME!!! You know you love them too!

  • Ainyainy

    Depeche Mode: Enjoy The Silence. *drops mic*

  • cre8orjvs

    I’m gonna go with !!! or The Rapture…

  • MyHeadToTheWeb

    I can’t believe nobody has said Talking Heads.  Well, I just did!

  • Alaricjp

    I’m gonna say New Order, but LCD Soundystem are a really close second.

  • Ainyainy

    Who won?

  • Rick


  • CuriousJorge

    Who was the winner?


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