On 23rd October 1980 New Model Army played their first gig; it has been a wonderful, long, creative and eventful forty-year journey!
We had planned a lot of things to mark our 40th birthday, most of which have necessarily been postponed into next year, but by way of celebration we will be doing a one-off concert on the 24th October 8pm (GMT) this year, which will be performed live and be broadcast online simultaneously around the world – a shared experience for everyone who has ever loved the band.
The concert will be a high-quality, pay-to-view, two-hour (plus) event filmed with multi-cameras, graphics and artwork - with the band playing a wide range of material spanning the 40 years. We will be selling tickets at £10 for which you will be sent an exclusive code to access the broadcast in the hours before the show. There will also be the opportunity to buy an ‘enhanced ticket’ which will include an exclusive Joolz-designed T-shirt to mark the occasion – these will be available in different sizes, up to four shirts per ticket – as we know (and hope) that people will watch in family groups.
Tickets are available HERE
We hope you will join us.
We are happy to announce the rescheduled shows for Greece and Bulgaria. All tickets from the original shows are still valid.
16 April 2021 – Athens Gagarin 205
17 April 2021 – Thessaloniki Principal Club
18 April 2021 – Sofia Mixtape 5
For more info's, tickets and links for these and other shows please go to https://www.newmodelarmy.org/tour
LONDON SHOWS ANNOUNCED
We can now announce the London shows for 2021. The rescheduled date is Saturday 4th December 2021 with an extra date on Sunday 5th December 2021. All tickets for the original show (Saturday 28th November 2020) are valid for the rescheduled date of Saturday 4th December 2021.
There is a pre-sale for exististing Roundhouse ticket-holders from Thursday 11th June and the general sale begins 10.00 Friday 12th June.
General sales for the Nottingham Rock City extra show on 26th November 2021 are onsale from 10.00 Wednesday 17th June.
26/11/2021 Nottingham Rock City (Extra Date)
27/11/2021 Nottingham Rock City (Rescheduled)
04/12/2021 London Roundhouse (Rescheduled)
05/12/2021 London Roundhouse (Extra Date)
Given the still uncertain situation regarding Covid-19 and the rules for public gatherings, social distancing, and people’s concern about the safety of themselves and others, we have decided to postpone all our concerts this year. This will probably not come as a great surprise.
We have succeeded in rescheduling all major gigs into 2021 and have added new three-hour shows in Kaiserslautern, Strasbourg, Munich & Karlsruhe.
There will also now be a second night at Nottingham Rock City. For a limited time, current ticket holders will receive an email entitling them to buy tickets for the second night at a reduced rate.
The rescheduled date for the London Roundhouse AND an extra night will be announced next week.
All tickets remain valid for the new dates.
We have not yet confirmed the new dates for the shows in Athens, Thessaloniki, Sofia and Istanbul but these will also take place in 2021. We will also hope to celebrate the 40 years (plus one) in the Americas but we have no plans as yet.
However we ARE planning things for this Autumn, including a major birthday celebration in October. More details soon.
For those people with time on their hands, we offer a unique opportunity to play around with the audio files from the studio recording of “Where I Am” – an appropriate song under the circumstances!
Even if you are not a musician or used to working with audio files, most computers have a basic system for playing around with these things.
We encourage all contributions, a simple remix or a radical one, add what you like, replace what you like, change the arrangement, add effects – anything, any genre etc….
This is not a competition - we will not be ‘judging’ what you create, but please feel free to post up your version on any free streaming network of your choice, share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube (should you wish to also create a visual) and we'll share your creation.
You can download the individual files – guitars, drums, vocals etc - as waveforms or, if you want to work with smaller files, as MP3s . The link is HERE
(Obviously these files are subject to copyright so can’t be used for commercial purposes).
If you don't have any editing software or have never tried this before and want to, we have heard that Ableton, Cubase, Audacity and Bandlab are a few of many apps, which are offering free software during lockdown.
Have fun, people. We’re looking forward to hearing what you make…
In other news we will be making a major announcement concerning the Autumn Tour next week.
There are very uneven signs that the Covid-19 lock-downs across the World are beginning to ease. However, there is no sign that the threat of the virus has gone away or that restrictions on social-behaviour are going to be totally lifted in the coming weeks and months. So we are currently reviewing the situation regarding all our live concerts in 2020. We will make announcements as soon as we have proper information.
However, we’re glad to say that we do have other NMA related projects in the pipeline for later in the year.
We would also like to thank everyone who bought the limited “Only Stupid Bastards Beat Women” T-shirt. As a result of this we have been able to pay £3000 (100% of the profits) to IDAS - the largest charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. This has been a time when they need as much help as possible. Our thanks to Joolz and Ben Stone for putting this together.
Stay well everyone
New Model Army & Orchestra Sinfonia Leipzig
We are happy to announce the re-arranged dates for the Tempodrom and SO36 shows in Berlin. The concert with the Orchestra Sinfonia Leipzig has now been rescheduled for Friday 16th July 2021 and the corresponding stripped down punk shows at the legendary SO36 will now take place on Saturday 17th July 2021 and Sunday 18th July 2021.
All original tickets for these shows remain valid. However, should you wish to receive a refund you should contact your ticket agent directly.
We are still looking to re-arrange the other postponed shows and will let you know as soon as we have news.
For more info's, tickets and links please go to https://www.newmodelarmy.org/tour
The limited edition “Only Stupid Bastards Beat Women” tee-shirt for the International Women's Day 2020, which was a variation on the iconic “Only Stupid Bastards...” design by Joolz, has now been produced and will be sent out over the next two weeks.
We can also announce that the classic Black Logo Tee has also been re-stocked in the NMA Shop in all sizes and can be found here:
Sadly we are having problems sourcing more of the new polo shirts and hoodies, but as soon as we do we will let you know.
More Live Tracks
Finally, as promised, the final installment of the live tracks recorded earlier this year at Manchester O2 Ritz are now available for free from:
Manchester Part 1: HERE
Manchester Part 2: HERE
Stay well, friends.
Unsurprisingly, we are now re-arranging ALL our summer shows. We are confirmed on the Kubix Festival on the first weekend of July 2021 and Beautiful Days in August 2021 and we hope the same will be true of the Wacken and Burg Hertzberg Festivals. The events in Berlin are also being rescheduled into next summer. Tickets bought for these events will roll over but there will also be refunds made available. We are currently looking at alternative dates for the shows in Glasgow and Osnabruck and will let you know as soon as possible. At this time we are hopeful regarding the October shows but of course the situation is ongoing.
As a small consolation, we are making available a free download of tracks recorded at our Manchester gig in January, one batch this week and a second next week - HERE. Mixed with a big, boomy real-live sound, we hope you enjoy them.
Stay well, friends.