New Order will ask fans to Get Ready, the title of their first album in eight years, on October 16.
The veteran electro-rock group recently added a last-minute collaboration with Primal Scream to the LP, according to their management. The track is called "Rock the Shack." Get Ready also features guest appearances by the Chemical Brothers, on an as-yet-untitled track, and former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, on "Turn My Way" (formerly "Shipwreck of a Broken Man").
Corgan will also join New Order on selected dates of Moby's Area: One festival tour, according to a publicist for the tour. More details will be announced later.
Another newcomer will also be on stage with the band. U.K. guitarist Phillip Cunningham will temporarily replace Gillian Gilbert, who is taking a break to care for her and New Order drummer Stephen Morris' 18-month-old daughter, who is recovering from a serious illness.
"Crystal," mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent (Massive Attack, Spice Girls), is the first single from Get Ready and will be released mid-July.
Other producers and mixers on the album, recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Wiltshire, England, include Steve Osborne (Paul Oakenfold, U2) and David Kahne (Sugar Ray, Sublime, Paul McCartney).
In other New Order news, plans to release a live DVD filmed at a 1981 New York show and at Britain's Reading Festival in 1998 have been put on hold, the band's management said.
New Order also includes singer/guitarist Bernard Sumner and bassist Peter Hook, who, along with Morris, were part of the legendary post-punk outfit Joy Division, which ended with the suicide of singer Ian Curtis in 1980.