5th May 2012
Location: O2 Academy
Tickets for New Order’s April UK tour go on sale today (Feb 3rd) at 9am.
The current lineup – which doesn’t include founding member Peter Hook – will play four shows across the UK. These begin with a hometown gig at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on April 26 and end in Glasgow at the O2 Academy on May 5.
The news came after New Order played two charity gigs and a one-off show in London last year. The band announced in late 2011 that they’d reformed, but that founding member and bass player Peter Hook would not be part of their line-up. Instead, keyboard player Gillian Gilbert, who hadn’t performed with the band for over 10 years, rejoined and bass duties were taken up by Tom Chapman, who was part of frontman Bernard Sumner’s recent project Bad Lieutenant.
Although the band have made it clear that they have every intention of continuing to perform under the name New Order, Peter Hook revealed to NME last week that he has instigated legal proceedings against his former bandmates to stop them doing so.
New Order were formed in 1980 by frontman Bernard Sumner. By combining New Wave and electronic music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and highly influential bands of the 1980s. Their 1983 hit “Blue Monday” was the best-selling 12-inch single of all time.
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