Manchester legends New Order are set to return to the Royal Albert Hall on 23 April 2016 for their first performance at the venue in 30 years.
They come following the release of 2015’s acclaimed album Music Complete to headline the penultimate night of the 2016 Teenage Cancer Trust season.
New Order’s first and, until now, most recent gig at the Hall came on 6 October 1986, a week after the release of their acclaimed fourth studio album, Brotherhood.
The band, formed by members of Joy Division following the suicide of Ian Curtis, were in electric form on this short UK tour celebrating the release of the album, and their energetic live performance was captured on video:
Two years later, band members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert and Peter Hook were back at the Hall to collect the Best Video award at the 1988 BRIT Awards.
With the band still signed to Tony Wilson’s fabled Factory Records, this marked the first time that the award, won for their True Faith video, had been won by an act on an independent label.
More recently, drummer Stephen Morris and keyboardist Gillian Gilbert joined Tim Burgess on stage at the Hall in 2013 as part of an all-star band (below) performing in a concert celebrating the life of Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes.
New Order perform at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust on Saturday 23 April. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 19 February
New Order, 6 October 1986
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