Reunited band have added new dates in Manchester and London
New Order have added second shows in Manchester and London to their April UK tour.
The band will play two hometown shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on April 26 and 27, two shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on May 2 and 3, and gigs in Birmingham and Glasgow on the tour.
New Order, who are also set to play a series of European festivals during this summer, announced in late 2011 that they had reformed, but that founding member and bass player Peter Hook would not be part of their line-up.
Instead keyboard player Gillian Gilbert, who hadn’t performed with the band for over 10 years, rejoined and bass duties were taken up by Tom Chapman, who was part of frontman Bernard Sumner’s recent project Bad Lieutenant.
The tour is the band’s first in the UK for over five years.
New Order will now play:
O2 Apollo Manchester (April 26, 27)
Birmingham Ballroom (29)
O2 Academy Brixton (May 2, 3)
O2 Academy Glasgow (5)