New Order are in North America playing gigs and doing interviews to promote their shows. Yesterday Billboard published a new interview with Bernard Sumner, who talked about New Order's past/present/future and the departure of Peter Hook. Sumner revealed that Hook's decision to play Joy Division's albums in full is what sparked New Order to play live again, claiming Hooky "opened the gateways of hell." Sumner was also asked to comment on Hooky's recent announcement that he'll perform classic New Order albums in England next year:
"I think it sucks, to be honest. We found out that he was touring (Joy Division's) "Unknown Pleasures" through the press. He didn't tell us, which we thought was pretty low. It just seems like a real commercial thing to do. He seems to be doing it for the money. To me, Joy Division and New Order were never about that. I thought it was disrespectful to the rest of us."
Sumner also revealed he's creatively ready to make another New Order album and said he's "hungry" for a new synth-based new album! Read the full interview in Billboard here.
New Order just finished up a two-night stand in New York City at Roseland. Watch some video from the October 19th show below, and click over to Old Waver to check out video from last week's show in Dallas.
Update: Video from October 21st show in Chicago is now also posted below.
"Love Vigilantes" (October 21, Chicago)
"Regret" (October 21, Chicago)
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" (October 21, Chicago)
New Order wrap up their North American tour in Toronto with a pair of shows at Sony Centre on October 23rd and 24th.