New Order return to the U.S. for a short tour in support of their latest album Music Complete and visit the Late Show for a performance while in New York.
Over at New Music Matters, writer Jane Jansen Seymour noted that it was her first time catching the legendary New Order live (as it was mine). I'm not super familiar with their back catalog (outside their hits) but I do appreciate Get Ready and their newest album Music Complete, the two new millennium albums that Gillian Gilbert contributed to. As Seymore aptly noted, "it was clearly the older tunes that the crowd was waiting for to dance and sing along. "Temptation", "Ceremony", "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "Age of Consent" were all rolled out, along with "You Silent Face," the composition that Moby has remarked how it proved electronic music could be beautiful in its own right. The busy projections behind the musicians competed with the audience attention, but acoustically there could be no complaints -- the sound was perfectly supplemented by plenty of prerecorded tracks."
Beyond those New Order hits, the band included, in their encore, two Joy Division songs, “Atmosphere” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, before they ran into curfew and had to cut out before they could conclude with "Blue Monday" (the song was noted on the setlist). They've got a few more dates of their US tour still to come before they run the gamut of European festivals in the summer. Check out some photos of Bernard Sumner and the band below.
March 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
March 21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
March 23 – Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
June 18 – Spain – Sonar
June 30 – Belgium – Werchter Festival
July 2 – Denmark – Roskilde Festival
July 7 – Spain – Bilbao BBK Live
July 9 – UK – Manchester Castlefield Bowl
August 12 – Norway – Oya Festival
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Your Silent Face
People on the High Line
Bizarre Love Triangle
Waiting for the Sirens' Call
The Perfect Kiss
Love Will Tear Us Apart