New Order kicked off the tour in Texas on Friday night, 19th July, with a sell out show at the Austin Music Hall. DJ Little Martin got the party started right, Holy Ghost! were great and New Order were fantastic. It was great to be back in ATX after 24 years away! Thank you Austin. Here's a nice review.
It was a rainy day in Atlanta on Sunday 21st July. At about 5pm it started raining heavily. Thunder and lightning too. It was still raining when we got back to the gig. It poured down all through Holy Ghost! (they are a great band). During the changeover the power went out for a couple of minutes. We are very lucky really. As we took to the stage it stopped raining and 1 min after we left the stage after the encore the power went again. It all could have been far worse! New Order send a big thank you to all the fans who braved the weather and turned out to see us.
Wednesday's show in Brooklyn was a sell out. It's always great to play to a New York audience and last night was no exception with everyone enjoying the open air concert on a fine evening. DJ Billy Caldwell was joined by Justin Strauss to set the music stage for Holy Ghost! to play to their home crowd and New Order to deliver their best. Williamsburg needs more parks and the profits from this show will go towards reclaiming the site and providing a green space for the people of Brooklyn. Take a look at the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn website here.
We continued through Philly, Merriweather Post and Boston where we played our last show with Holy Ghost. They are a great band and have been a huge asset on this tour. We wish them well. We gathered everyone together for a group photo New Order, Holy Ghost! and DJ Whitney Fierce.
Se we are now in the last weekend of the tour. Friday night we played Llllapolooza see this review, and Sunday we will finish the tour in Montreal for Osheaga.