See the New Order and Pet Shop Boys Unity Tour setlists

New Order and Pet Shop Boys kicked off their joint North American tour over the weekend – see images, pictures and playlists from their opening night below.

The British titans of synthpop tour kicked off on the Budweiser stage in Toronto on Saturday September 17 following delays due to the COVID pandemic.

Revised Unity Tour dates include guest DJ Paul Oakenfold and an additional date at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Go here for all remaining tickets.

New Order opened its set on Saturday with “Regret” and ended with a cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.

Pet Shop Boys, meanwhile, opened with ‘Surburbia’ before ending with ‘Being Boring’. The duo also performed several covers including “You Were Always On My Mind” by Gwen McCrae and “It’s Alright” by Sterling Void.

New Order played:

‘The age of legal maturity’
“Your Silent Face”
“The Perfect Kiss”
“Be a Rebel”
“Weird Love Triangle”
“True Faith”
‘Blue Monday’
“Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Joy Division cover)

The Pet Shop Boys performed:

‘Can you forgive him?’
‘Opportunities (Let’s make a lot of money)’
“Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)”
“I don’t know what you want but I can’t give you anymore”
‘Very difficult’
“Left to my own devices”
‘Domino Dance’
“Love Comes Fast”
‘Losing My Mind’ (Stephen Sondheim cover)
“You were always on my mind” (Gwen McCrae cover)
‘It’s OK’ (Sterling Void cover)
‘It’s a sin’
‘West End Girls’
‘Be boring’

See the remaining dates (buy tickets) for New Order and Pet Shop Boys’ Unity Tour 2022 below:

21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
23 – Brooklyn, New York @ Barclays Center
25 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at Mann
28 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
30 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
12 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
14 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
16 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

Meanwhile, Daniel Kessler recently responded to New Order band member Peter Hook’s past claim that he had applied to become Interpol’s new bassist following the departure of Carlos Dengler.

Dengler left the New York indie band in 2010, having been a member since the band’s formation in 1997. Interpol has continued as a trio, although their live shows feature additional touring musicians.

Shortly after Dengler’s departure, former New Order bassist Hook said THE weekly that he had “applied” to replace the ex-member, but that he had affirmed that he “was not chosen”. The musician added: “I applied as Peter Hook, and they turned me down.”

Hook told the outlet at the time that Interpol released “an internet application form to become a bassist.” The comments came after the interviewer noted that New Yorkers have a “Joy Division-poll” style.

Responding to the comparison, Hook said, “I don’t mind, it should be taken as a compliment.”

Talk to NME for the ‘Does rock ‘n’ roll kill brain cells?!’ quiz last month, guitarist Kessler said he was unaware that Hook had offered himself for the role about 12 years ago.

“I’ve heard some weird rumors about the story and the rumor behind it, but I don’t even think I know he applied online,” he explained.

“I don’t even know from whom or where, but we never received anything and we never had such a discussion.”