New Order members among keynote speakers at SXSW 2023
Members of New Order are among the newly announced keynote speakers for the upcoming 2023 South by Southwest Conference.
Frontman Bernard Sumner, keyboardist Gillian Gilbert and drummer Stephen Morris will speak about their career with English music critic Will Hodgkinson. The talk takes place on March 15.
SXSW will be held March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. Along with the conference, the event consists of a music, film and comedy festival.
New Order, meanwhile, was recently nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and is on the ballot together with Joy Division. Sumner, Morris and bassist Peter Hook played together in the “Love Will Tear Us Apart” outfit, and founded New Order together following the death of Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis in 1980.
Hook hasn’t played in New Order since 2007, though he told Billboard that the Rock Hall nomination might be an “olive branch” between him and his former bandmates.
The 2023 Rock Hall inductees will be announced in May.
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