New Order’s Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr for Electronic reunion at Live From Jodrell Bank

New Order say their new material will be "the next 'Sgt. Pepper's'"

New Order‘s Bernard Sumner joined Johnny Marr on stage last night (July 7) at Live From Jodrell Bank for an Electronic reunion.

The New Order singer took to the stage during Johnny Marr’s performance to play the Electronic hit ‘Getting Away With It’. Marr and Sumner initially formed Electronic with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys in 1989.

New Order headlined and curated the event, which took place beneath the Manchester observatory in Cheshire last night (July 7). Playing their only scheduled UK date the band came on stage shortly after 9:30 pm with Sumner announcing, “Let’s have a party together”, as New Order visuals were projected onto the 76 metre-long telescope.


Before playing ‘I’ll Stay With You’ – from their January album ‘Lost Sirens’ which featured extra material from 2005’s ‘Waiting For The Siren’s Call’, Sumner told the crowd that the track was the “nearest thing we’ve got to new material”. He added: “We’re going to release new material at some point; it’s going to be the next ‘Sgt. Pepper’s'”.

Earlier in the evening, Johnny Marr played tracks from his debut solo album ‘The Messenger’ as well as Smiths tracks including ‘How Soon Is Now?’ and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ which he dedicated to “everybody out there and New Order”.

New Order played:

‘I’ll Stay With You’
‘Age Of Consent’
‘Here To Stay’
‘Your Silent Face’
‘World (The Price Of Love)’
‘Bizarre Love Triangle’
‘True Faith’
‘The Perfect Kiss’
‘Blue Monday’

‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Johnny Marr played:


‘The Right Thing Right’
‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’
‘Sun & Moon’
‘The Messenger’
‘Generate! Generate!’
‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
‘Word Starts Attack’
‘New Town Velocity’
‘Getting Away With It’
‘How Soon Is Now?’
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

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