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New Order To Rework Back Catalogue For Live Shows
Christian Eede , March 9th, 2017 15:34

Shows will form part of this year's Manchester International Festival programme

New Order will rework their back catalogue with a 12-member synthesiser ensemble as part of this year's Manchester International Festival.

The band will take over the old Granada Studios, which once housed the set for Coronation Street to perform a series of intimate shows this July, developed alongside visual artist Liam Gillick. The group will be taking part and rebuilding some of their classic hits and various other material from across their career, performing it alongside musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.

New Order, as well as Joy Division, will also be celebrated in an exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery with curation coming courtesy of Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage, as well as archivist Johan Kugelberg. They will focus on artists such as Julian Schnabel, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey and Slater Bradley, who've all been influenced by New Order and Joy Division. The exhibition is called 'True Faith'.

For more details on the Manchester International Festival shows, head here. To find out more about the exhibition, click here.