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A front-row look at New Order's tour kickoff at Austin Music Hall

A front-row look at New Order's tour kickoff at Austin Music Hall

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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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New Order performs at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Chad Wadsworth
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On Friday night, Austin Music Hall played host to legendary British rock group New Order. Austin served as the kickoff to New Order's North American summer tour, which will culminate in the band's Lollapalooza performance scheduled for August 2.

Friday's show marked New Order's first show in Austin in 24 years. The band delivered on '80s sentimentality and brought expected nostalgia to the stage with such hits as "Blue Monday," "Perfect Kiss" and "Temptation."