NEW DATES - OLD FRIENDS - NEW ORDER   New Order announce two benefit gigs in Europe in aid of their old friend, the renowned artist and film producer Michael Shamberg. Shamberg - who produced several of New Order’s music videos, including the Brit Award winning True Faith, Touched by the Hand of God and Regret – has been struggling with a debilitating illness since 2005.  Speaking yesterday, Bernard explains, “Michael has been with us from the very start, initially he was in charge of Factory New York, then became creative producer for all our early videos. He brought our attention to the early works of Directors such as Kathryn Bigelow,  Gina Birch, Robert Breer, Peter Care, Phillipe Decouffle, Jonathan Demme, Robert Frank, Paula Greiff, Robert Longo, Bailie Walsh & William Wegman. Michael is very ill and needs constant medical attention. We want to help him, and these shows will contribute financial support towards his ongoing care.”  New Order are pleased to announce the return of GILLIAN GILBERT to the band.  Gillian’s first live performance with New Order was at The Squat in Manchester on October 25, 1980.  Gillian says, “It’s been a long ten years since I took a break from the band, so I’m really happy to be back, and this is a great place to start. Michael is a very good friend, and I want to help him, so it’s perfect timing to come back now!”    The dates, their first live shows since November 2006, are:   *        17th October 2011- Ancienne Belgique -  Brussels *        18th October 2011 - La Bataclan -  Paris   Following the well-documented departure of bass player Peter Hook, in Spring 2007, New Order are now:  *        Stephen Morris (drums) *        Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitar) *        Gillian Gilbert (keyboard, guitar) *        Phil Cunningham (guitar, keyboards) *        Tom Chapman (bass)  Tickets are available from     Brussels:  phone: +32 (0)2 548 24 24  Paris - phone: 0 892 683 622 (0,34€/min) / international calls : +331 4157 3228 - phone: 0 892 390 100 (0,34€/min) / international calls : +331 4691 5757
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