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New Order closes its U.S. tour at the Greek, celebrates Joy Division
New Order closes its U.S. tour at the Greek, celebrates Joy Division

The remark that New Order cofounder Bernard Sumner made between songs at the Greek Theatre on Sunday wasn't meant to sound as flip as it did. But as time passes, the devastation over the loss of a friend evolves. Life goes on, and the wound gradually heals. Describing the British dance-rock innovators' grimly infectious first single, “Ceremony,” Sumner --  also a founding member of the seminal Manchester, England,  post-punk band Joy Division, whose  lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide --  referred to “Ceremony” as “a song we wrote right before Ian died. We were trying to cheer him up a bit. Obviously, it didn't...

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