New Order to play London’s Troxy in December; first U.K. concert in 5 years

Following the success of its two sold-out benefit gigs in Brussels and Paris, the reunited New Order — with keyboardist Gillian Gilbert back in the fold, but without departed bassist Peter Hook — today announced its first London concert in five years.

The band will perform at Troxy on Dec. 10, with tickets going on sale 9 a.m. U.K. time Nov. 4. The band last played London in October 2006, when it performed at Wembley Arena. So far, no other shows have been announced, although Hook — in lashing out at his former bandmates — has claimed New Order is shopping for a U.S. tour next year.

Two weeks ago, the band — Bernard SumnerStephen Morris, Gilbert, 2000s-era guitarist Phil Cunningham and Bad Lieutenant bassist Tom Chapman — played two benefit concerts to raise money for longtime band associate Michael H. Shamberg, who is fighting a “debilitating illness.”

We’ve got the setlist and extensive video posted from the Brussels gig right here.

 

New Order tour dates:

Dec. 10:Troxy, London, U.K.

 

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5 Comments

  • What, no snarky comment from Peter Hook? Disappointing.

     
  • lotus

    Let’s hope speculation of a US tour proves true!

     
  • Oddjob

    Sorry… but while you can excuse a couple of benefit shows for a very worthy cause, what’s the point in this? Its equally as bad as Hooky parading around his Joy Division tribute band. Some people just don’t know when to stop and keep a band’s legacy intact. Shakes head.

     
  • Hardly surprising. It’s still 75 per cent (or 80 per cent with Phil) of New Order – enough for me. As mentioned to others before, it’s a-la Pink Floyd. The majority membership should be allowed the option of the majority musical identity of a band (whether the public ends up liking the output or not). It’s called natural justice. YES has churned out rubbish since Benoit David and Trevor Horn got on board with Steve Howe/Chris Squire/Alan White, but I don’t begrudge the long-standing trio the opportunity to call themselves YES. Ditto here. Although it does make one wonder about Bad Lieutenant – maybe it was simply Bernard’s way of testing to see whether enough people still want to hear New Order-esque sounds?… I just hope they either go on and do something new in the studio, or call this the final reunion and film it for DVD and then let it be done with.

     
 

 

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