2012 New Order Tour Dates Announced
New Order have announced plans to embark on a fall 2012 tour in North America that will include the band's first U.S. concert in six years and first trip to Canada in more than a decade. The brief jaunt kicks off on Oct. 5 in San Francisco and is scheduled to wind down on Oct. 23 in Toronto.
The British electronic music pioneers, who formed out of the ashes of Joy Division in 1980, began performing again in Europe in 2011 after a five-year absence. But the current lineup -- founding members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, plus '00s-era guitarist Phil Cunningham and Bad Lieutenant bassist Tom Chapman, who joined for this latest incarnation -- is at the center of a controversy, at least in the mind of founding bassist Peter Hook.
Hook claimed New Order were done back in 2007, but a statement from the band's management quickly clarified things by announcing "Peter Hook can leave the band, but this doesn't mean the end of New Order." Since New Order reformed last year without Hook, the bassist has remained mostly silent on the matter, although behind the scenes it has apparently been causing problems.
2012 New Order Tour Dates:
10/5 -- San Francisco, Calif. | Oakland Fox Theatre
10/7 -- Los Angeles, Calif. | Greek Theatre
10/10 -- Denver, Colo. | Broomfield 1st Bank Center
10/12 -- Dallas, Texas | Palladium
10/18 -- New York City | Roseland Ballroom
10/21 -- Chicago, Ill. | Aragon Ballroom
10/23 -- Toronto, Ontario | Sony Center