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.
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New Order reunited on stage tonight in Brussels for its first concert in five years, the first of two planned European charity gigs that find the dormant group performing without long-feuding bassist Peter Hook — but with keyboardist Gillian Gilbert for the first time in a decade. See video here.
New Order has commissioned Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville to design a pair of posters — based on his classic Substance album cover — for the reunited group’s European charity concerts next week in support of longtime band associate Michael Shamberg, who is fighting a ‘debilitating illness.’
Peter Hook continues to lash out at his former bandmates, saying he wants to ‘fuck New Order over in any possible way I can’ and that he believes the band — which is reuniting without him for a pair of European charity gigs — is now planning to mount a full American tour as well.
Peter Hook this morning called New Order’s surprise decision to reunite without him ‘very sad,’ saying ‘the other three’ didn’t tell him they’d decided to play two October concerts — and that, ultimately, ‘everyone knows New Order without Peter Hook is like Queen without Freddie Mercury, U2 without The Edge, Sooty without Sweep!’
Five years after splitting up, New Order will reunite — with a lineup featuring keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, but not bassist Peter Hook — for a pair of live shows this October in Paris and Brussels to benefit ailing artist and film producer Michael Shamberg.