Peter Hook & The Light will continue their march through New Order’s back catalog, moving on to full-album performances of the band’s 1989 album Technique and its 1993 follow-up Republic at a trio of just-announced U.K. concerts this September. Get the full details and tour dates right here,
New Order had promised that its performances with a 12-member synthesizer ensemble at the Manchester International Festival would not bear much resemblance to the band’s normal live set, and, with tonight’s opening of the 5-concert run, the legendary act delivered on its pledge. See full setlist and video here.
To celebrate next week’s release of New Order’s ‘Lost Sirens’ mini-album — which will be issued digitally here in the U.S. beginning Tuesday — Rhino Records has gone analog, hooking us up with a set of all five of the band’s classic ’80s albums on vinyl to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
Slicing Up Eyeballs checks in once again with Peter Hook on the eve of bringing Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ to the U.S., and the bassist says he may next perform ‘Still’ — and could even dip into New Order’s catalog ‘to annoy Bernard even more.’
Revered as an iconic singles band, New Order delivered, with its fifth album “Technique,” what now holds up — alongside 1985’s “Low-Life” — as its strongest front-to-back effort. The album was released on this date in 1989.
Rhino Records has set an Aug. 25 release date for its 2CD re-reissues of New Order’s first five albums following last year’s release of mislabeled, […]