At the sold-out Greek Theatre in L.A., New Order neither transported people back to the ’80s nor modernized their sound for a new generation. Despite Bernard Sumner’s gray hair, Peter Hook’s continued absence, and the decades since the recording of songs like “Ceremony” and opener “Elegia,” timeless serves as fitting description for this music from a decade that otherwise struggled in that regard. Even covering their earlier incarnation, Joy Division, was a reminder of just how distinct the group’s talents are. Opener La Roux served as a shining example of their continued influence, while also winning over early arrivals with her sophisticated style and club-tested anthems.
New Order + La Roux @ the Greek Theatre, July 13, 2014
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