New Order Reunite for Charity Gigs

Keyboardist Gillian Gilbert returns after 10-year hiatus

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New Order will hit the stage for the first time in five years at a pair of charity gigs in October. The shows, which will take place at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels on October 17th and La Bataclanon in Paris on October 18th, will raise money for artist and filmmaker Michael Shamberg, who has been struggling with a severe illness since 2005.

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These two concerts will be notable for the return of keyboardist and guitarist Gillian Gilbert, who has not performed with New Order since 2001. Founding bassist Peter Hook will not take part in the shows, however, as he left the band on very bad terms in 2007.