New Order pay tribute to Paris attack victims at London comeback show

La Roux's Elly Jackson also teams up with the Manchester band

New Order paid tribute to victims of the Paris attacks at a comeback gig in London last night (November 16).

The Manchester band, who were embarking on their first tour without former bassist Peter Hook, dedicated Joy Division track ‘Atmosphere’ to those killed in the weekend’s atrocities during their show at the capital’s O2 Brixton Academy.

“I’d like to dedicate this song – in fact the whole set – to the victims of the appalling, senseless violence,” frontman Bernard Sumner, declared to the crowd, towards the end of their set.


Earlier, the frontman also shouted: “Vive la France! [Long Live France]” as New Order took to the stage. At least 129 people were killed and around 350 injured after a series of violent attacks in the French capital on Friday night (November 13). Music venue Le Bataclan was the worst hit, with 89 civilians killed during a shooting at an Eagles Of Death Metal concert.

New Order went on to perform a host of tracks from their recent album ‘Music Complete’ including ‘Restless’, ‘Singularity’, ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘People On The High Line’ – both of which saw them joined by La Roux’s Elly Jackson.

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They also threw in a host of classic tracks from their back catalogue including ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, ‘True Faith’ and ‘Blue Monday’. Along with ‘Atmosphere’ they also played Joy Division hit ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.

New Order played:

‘Age of Consent’
‘5 8 6’
‘Lonesome Tonight’
‘Your Silent Face’
‘Tutti Frutti’
‘People On The High Line’
‘Bizarre Love Triangle’
‘Waiting For The Sirens’ Call’
‘The Perfect Kiss’