Tonight, New Order reunited in Brussels, Belgium for their first show in five years, just one of two European charity gigs set up for friend and music video producer Michael Shamber, who currently fights a “debilitating illness.” As we reported previously, founding member and bassist Peter Hook did not join the band; instead, he was replaced by Bad Lieutenant bassist Tom Chapman. However, the reunion sparked a different surprise, featuring keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, who performed with the group for the first time in over a decade.
As Slicing Up Eyeballs reports, the Manchester outfit came together and knocked out a 15-song career-spanning set, featuring familiar cuts like “Ceremony”, “Regret”, “True Faith”, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, and, naturally, “Blue Monday”. Lesser known fare also included “Krafty” and “1963”
, the latter of which was performed live for the first time ever. To close out the night, the band returned for an encore performance of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.
Tomorrow, the band performs in Paris, FR. In the meantime, check out tonight’s full setlist, in addition to select videos, below.
05. Age of Consent
06. Love Vigilantes
09. Bizarre Love Triangle
10. True Faith
12. The Perfect Kiss
14. Blue Monday
15. Love Will Tear Us Apart
“Love Will Tear Us Apart”: