New Order Headline Williamsburg Park

English new wave band New Order play a show at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park

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English new wave band New Order play a show at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Brooklyn band Holy Ghost! opened the show with a 45 minute set that had the crowd dancing. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While the band is technically a duo, they're augmented by several touring members. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The inclusion of a live drummer adds a punch that isn't quite on the band's records. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Vocalist Alex Frankel (left) also plays drums and keyboards throughout the band's sets. Photos by Michel Dussack
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New Order's vocalist Bernard Summer smiles at the crowd before starting their set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Gillian Gilbert played keyboards and a synthesizer throughout the group's nearly two hour set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bernard told the crowd at the beginning of the set to not expect much running or jumping from him, and explained that he was playing with a broken leg. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Stephen Morris stayed relatively hidden behind a massive drum kit that included a full set of each traditional and electronic drums. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band played in front of a giant screen that would play their music videos or other videos. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Tom Chapman has played bass for New Order since founding member Peter Hook left. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Early on, the group's first single "Ceremony" had the crowd dancing and cheering. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The crowd represented a wide range of ages, from people old enough to have seen New Order in the 80s to young teenagers. Photos by Michel Dussack
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New Order's lead guitarist Phil Cunningham joined the band in 2001 and has been playing with them since. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Early in the set, New Order played Joy Division's "Isolation", which elicited some of the largest cheers of the night. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Towards the end of the set, that reaction was eclipsed with a stunning rendition of "Blue Monday," arguably New Order's biggest song. Photos by Michel Dussack
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That song was followed up with single "Temptation," which ended the band's set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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When the group came back for their encore, they didn't touch upon any New Order material, rather they turned it into a tribute to Joy Division. Photos by Michel Dussack
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First up were "Transmission" and "Atmosphere," which would have been enough Joy Division material for most of the crowd. Photos by Michel Dussack
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However, it was the last song of the night, "Love Will Tear Us Apart," that was truly the peak of the night, and every member of the crowd sang along. Photos by Michel Dussack
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