NO: OCT/NOV 1980 The Basement - Brighton
(link now defunct as New Order Online changed forum systems)
Some confirmation from bl0tt0:
"I was at the Art College at the time, helping run gigs at the Basement Bar.
It was a really seedy dive but we did put on some interesting gigs with bands
that went on to make it big (U2 with Bono standing on a beer crate in order
to raise his height on the stage made of pallets was fairly amusing).
I was at the gig so it did definitely happen, as did the ACR gig. Sadly though
I have no mementos. I just remember it as being a bit of a coup getting NO so
early in their career. The guy that was principally responsible for bookings
at the time was Addison Cresswell, now manager to the majority of top line
I am told that Rob Gretton's diaries for this period (unpublished) make no reference to this show, so we may never get to the bottom of this.