New Order - Benicassim 2012 review
'Dedicated to Ian Curtis, on his birthday'
Phil Brady - 16 July 2012
On the birthday of Ian Curtis, New Order close Benicassim
Lead man Bernard Sumner tells the crowd "Today is Ian Curtis' birthday so we would like to dedicate this set to him, of course."
They begin their set with 'Crystal' from their 2001 Album 'Get Ready' as the video to the song is displayed as a backdrop behind the band.
Then into 'Regret' and material from the album 'Low Life'. Bernard tells the crowd "This is an anti war song, war is the scourge of the planet and I don't like it."
'Ceremony' follows then more Joy Division as 'Isolation' is brought kicking and screaming into the 21st
century, sped-up it becomes a totally different monster. Then 'Bizzarre Love Triangle' and a totally revamped dance
version of 'True Faith' leads nicely into '586'
The set jumps forwards and backwards through the time machine of the New Order back catalogue before 'Blue Monday' and this is what this crowd wants. Bernard joshes "taxi for David Bowie" before the band go straight into 'Everything's Gone Green'.
New Order come on for an encore of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and the crowd sing, arms stretched, witnessing another headline performance of musical legend and history at Benicassim 2012.
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