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Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Order w/ DJ Whitney Fierce

By Shepherd Express Staff
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BMO Harris Pavilion, 8 p.m.
New Order were born of tragedy, formed by the remaining members of the seminal post-punk band Joy Division after singer Ian Curtis committed suicide. Though they hit commercial heights Joy Division never saw—their 1983 single “Blue Monday” was the biggest selling 12-inch of all time—internal struggles repeatedly cut the group’s time together short, leading to long hiatuses and a pair of breakups. After feuding with singer-guitarist Bernard Sumner for years, bassist Peter Hook was left out of the band’s 2011 reunion, but that didn’t stop the group from releasing a new album last year, Lost Sirens, which was compiled mostly from leftover songs from the mid-2000s.
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