by Bill Pearis
New Order, 2012 Edition
New Order have just announced a Fall tour of North America, including a New York date at Roseland on October 18. No on-sale date has been posted yet, but you can (like we will be) check Ticketmaster for updates.
This will be New Order's first NYC show since their Hammerstein Ballroom show in 2005. As you may be aware, this version of New Order does not feature bassist Peter Hook who is slightly irked that the band are getting someone else to perform his signature bass parts. However, this will mark the return of NO founding guitarist/keyboardist Gillian Gilbert who took a leave of absence from the group in 2001 to care for her and drummer Stephen Morris' child.
Hook is probably not too excited that New Order will play the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony alongside Blur and The Specials in London on August 12.
Check out a recent interview with Gilbert, Morris and frontman Bernard Sumner via YouTube below.
Meanwhile, despite saying how it's not the same New Order without him, he continues to tour with his band The Light playing Joy Division albums in full. He's also publishing a book about his years with the influential post-punk group, tilted Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, which will be out in October. Says Hook:
It's very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don't. 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 anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. 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. How you might have done things differently and ultimately stopped Ian from doing what he did. What's harder, what's much, much harder, is to accept what you actually did do. Accept what you did do, and live with it.All New Order 2012 tour dates are listed below.
New Order - 2012 Tour Dates
08-10 Lokeren, Belgium - Lokerse Festival
08-12 London, England - Olympics Closing Ceremony
08-14 Seoul, South Korea - Supersonic Festival
08-18 Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic
08-19 Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic
08-22 Singapore, Singapore - Fort Canning Park
09-08 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival
09-11 Mallorca, Spain - Mallorca Rocks
09-12 Ibiza, Spain - Ibiza Rocks
09-14 Paris, France - Fête de l'Humanité
09-16 Portmeirion, Wales - Festival No. 6
10-05 San Francisco, CA - Oakland Fox Theatre
10-07 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
10-10 Denver, CO - Broomfield 1st Bank Center
10-12 Dallas, TX - Palladium
10-18 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
10-21 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
10-23 Toronto, Ontario - Sony Center