On 23 April 2016, New Order returned to the Royal Albert Hall for their first performance here in 30 years, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016
New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016
New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016
New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016

The gig was the long awaited follow-up to New Order’s debut at the Hall in 1986. Following the release of 2015’s acclaimed album Music Complete, the band’s return to the iconic venue saw them headline the penultimate night of the 2016 Teenage Cancer Trust season.


New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016
New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016
New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016

Earlier in the evening, quirky Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy opened the concert with a slick set which included more costume changes than songs!

Roisin Murphy at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016
Roisin Murphy at Teenage Cancer Trust 2016


New Order at Teenage Cancer Trust workshop

That afternoon, New Order visited a Teenage Cancer Trust music workshop in the Hall’s Elgar Room. Assisted by members of the Hall’s own Albert’s Band, the teenagers from Teenage Cancer Trust funded cancer units around the UK had spent the afternoon playing instruments and writing songs together, before performing them in front of the band and members of staff.

All photos © Andy Paradise