The New Order world tour has landed in Australia.
Thursday 1st March saw the tour kick off with a blistering show at the Melbourne Festival Hall. See the photo gallery here.
On Saturday 3rd March the Future Music Festival began in Brisbane. By the time we arrived on site in the evening the rain had truly set in. So respect to all who put up with the difficult conditions to watch us. Thanks also go out to Dennis and Anna for their longterm support of New Order, Factory and electronic music.
Sunday 4th March and a 5 hour flight relocated us to Perth for the second festival show. Conditions couldn't have been more different than rainy Brisbane, sunshine and 36ºC by day. After the sun set we took to the stage to deliver a set that rocked the great crowd watching, and in the middle of the throng Norbert and his plastic inflatable microphone. Does anyone know why he carries it around the world?
Our show at Sydney Hordern on Wednesday the 7th March was probably the standout show of the tour. Outside the rain was lashing down again. Our gear had to be airfreighted in from Perth because the roads were blocked by flooding near Wagga Wagga. Inside the sell out crowd were treated to a fantastic show. A special thanks goes out to Steve Lord Byron for taking us to just the right places.
Finally a full on weekend to close, with Future Music Festivals on Saturday in Sydney, Sunday Melbourne and Monday Adelaide. The sun finally came out and everyone was happy. Thanks to Future for all their hard work, Brett, Jason, Emily, Jade, Michael and last, but not least, JT.
Now we sit in Singapore airport waiting for our connecting flight back to Manchester. All a little tired, but happy. We had a great time, let's hope we can do it again some time soon.