Meeting New Order

Jul 17

When: September 19, 1987

Where: Greek Theatre, Berkeley

And: The show was a full meal: New Order for dinner and Echo and the Bunnymen for dessert… with Gene Loves Jezebel as an appetizer. I met Bernard at his hotel (just up the street) pre-show, and then was backstage after because we actually knew the tour manager from when he was working with another band. These photos are from after the show, when there were easily about 100 people backstage, with everyone hanging out and chatting — not just an extra-strength autograph session.

Peter Hook in someone’s lap
Stephen Morris

Bernard scrawled his name/initials on this three times

P.S. I saw the band again last summer at the Coachella Festival. They still sounded great…

And for more from New Order:

The Best of New Order


  1. I posted a link to your site on my New Order site. This is a great site!

  2. I believe that Hooky is sitting in Andy Partridge’s (XTC) lap in that photo.


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