New Order Schedules Brief North American Fall Tour
After reuniting at the end of last year, New Order has been performing consistently around Europe, and will give an upcoming performance in Hyde Park to mark the closing of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. And now the band has announced their first North American tour in seven years.
The group will play seven dates in October, starting with an appearance at the Oakland Fox Theatre in San Francisco on October 5. The band will then play Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, New York and Chicago before closing out the tour with a performance at the Sony Center in Toronto on October 23.
“We’ve been having such a great time together this year, playing shows all over Europe, and we’re really excited to be playing America again,” says singer Bernard Sumner. “We have so many friends and fans there we can’t wait to get back!”
Though this is the first tour of North America for the band in quite some time, they did make an appearance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March of this year. The tour will be the first North American tour without original bassist Peter Hook, who left the band in 2007. He has been replaced by Tom Chapman.
After leaving the band, Hook continued to tour with his band the Light, which plays Joy Division albums in full. New Order, of course, formed with the remaining members of Joy Division after lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980. Hook is also planning to release a book later this year about his years in Joy Division called “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.” Here’s a snippet of what he says about the book.
“Anyone who’s ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don’t know any thing about it… Only us lot know what really happened… I supposed in the end it’s almost too easy to look back and say what you should have done, how you might have changed things.”