New Order has announced a new live album from their Manchester International Festival performance, at the old Granada Television Studios. This recording was from one 5 concerts with a 12-member synthesizer ensemble on July 13th, 2017.
Created in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick—who has previously presented solo exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain and MoMA in New York—and orchestrated by composer-arranger Joe Duddell, a fellow Mancunian and a frequent New Order collaborator, the live show was performed by the band along with a synth ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music.
During the concerts, New Order performed six songs not played live in Decades (Yes, they played that too), performing Joy Division’s “Disorder” the first time since 1980, and the very first time ever as New Order. The Power, Corruption & Lies track “Ultraviolence” was performed live for the first time since 1984—”Shellshock” returned for the first time in 20 years, and not since the Technique tour in 1989 had their been performances of Sub-culture, “All Day Long” and “Vanishing Point”. “Dream Attack” also made its return, not being played since 1993, and the 2001 song “Behind Closed Doors” its live debut.
∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes… is out July 12 via Mute.
Below, hear a live version of the band’s 1985 track “Sub-culture.” Scroll down to preview the packaging of the 3xLP vinyl edition of ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes…
This summer New Order will be performing at festivals throughout Europe and had recently announced a headline tour for October playing Prague, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.
- June 7 – Aarhus, Norway – Northside Festival
- June 13 – Oslo, Norway – PiPfest
- June 16 – Athens, Greece – Release Festival
- June 30 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
- July 7 – Dublin, Ireland – Trinity Summer Sessions
- July 12 – Lucca, Italy – Summer Festival
- July 18 – Bristol, England – Harbourside Festival
- July 21 – Cheshire, England – Bluedot Festival
- July 24 – Rattvik, Sweden – Dalhalla Festival
- July 27 – Benidorm, Spain – Low Festival
- August 12 – Girona, Spain – Cap Roig Festival
- August 15 – Praia do Taboão, Portugal – Parades de Coura Festival
- August 18 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
- August 25 – Portsmouth, England – Victorious Festival
- September 21 – Madrid, Spain – Weekend City Festival
- October 3 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Hall
- October 5 – Munich, Germany – Philharmonic Hall
- October 7 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
- October 11 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex
- October 14 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
- October 17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live