The band played their first live show since March 2020 earlier this week ahead of their huge homecoming gig in Manchester’s Heaton Park tonight (September 10).
New Order performed ‘Be A Rebel’, which came out in September 2020, live for the first time during the Piece Hall gig.
Fan-shot footage of the notable ‘Be A Rebel’ rendition has subsequently emerged online, and you can watch New Order performing the track in the below videos.
Marking their live comeback, New Order wrote on their social media channels: “After 543 days, we’re back. Thanks for having us @thepiecehall. Next stop, a homecoming.”
— New Order (@neworder) September 8, 2021
You can see New Order’s Piece Hall setlist below.
Age of Consent
Your Silent Face
Be a Rebel
Guilt Is a Useless Emotion
Bizarre Love Triangle
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Speaking back in December to mark the announcement of tonight’s Heaton Park gig – where Hot Chip and Working Men’s Club will support – New Order hailed “the connection between ourselves and Manchester [which] has played a pivotal role in who we are as a band”.
“We have countless memories from across the city, from our early days starting out, and beyond,” the band added. “We promise to bring a celebration like no other to Heaton Park in 2021, and we can’t wait to see everyone come together for a night we’ll never forget.”
Back in June, New Order’s delayed US co-headline tour with Pet Shop Boys was rescheduled to autumn 2022. The bands cited the “continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID pandemic” when announcing the new dates.