“New Order: Decades” via Showtime

The concert film/documentary “New Order: Decades” — chronicling the group’s 2017 “So It Goes…” synth-orchestra collaboration with artist Liam Gillick — will receive its U.S. premiere when cable network Showtime airs the 88-minute work in late December.

The film is set to debut on Showtime at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, Dec. 27, according to the network’s website. It’ll be available on demand beginning that day, too.

Directed by Mike Christie, the film — which debuted on U.K. television last year — follows New Order’s preparations to re-stage the “So It Goes…” concert, originally performed five times during 2017’s Manchester International Festival, and in Turin, Italy, in 2018.

The concerts found New Order backed by a 12-piece synth orchestra, performing a set that included six songs not played live since the 1980s and early ’90s, and other rarities.

The film features live performances and interviews with Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert and the rest of the current lineup, but not departed bassist Peter Hook, who is relegated to old footage.

Additionally, New Order recently released the absurdly titled (and punctuated) live album ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. that was culled from those Manchester shows.

Below, check out a trailer for “New Order: Decades.”

 

 

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